About Me

Education: University of Michigan – Evolutionary Anthropology. H. H. Dow High School

Platform Issue: Music and Memory — Music therapy and personalized playlists for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Medical school, then a career practicing geriatric medicine, doing biological anthropology research on aging, and writing books on the social aspects of aging

 

Leadership Roles: Empowering Dreams Foundation co­founder and state director; University of Michigan Science Learning Center Course Coordinator and Study Group Leader; Salto Dance Company Community Service Chair and Co­President

Accomplishments: Nationally qualified and ranked 63kg collegiate weightlifter; various first place and top five placements in several state, regional, and national dance competitions

Interesting Facts: Lactose intolerant but eats cheese regardless because it is delicious; allergic to cats but is a proud cat owner. Has an adorable dimple on her face that isn’t real (dad dropped her on her face as an infant).

 

purtelld@umich.edu
instagram: daniellenicolepurtell
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/niellish94

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