Maria Drake became the College of Technology’s data manager in January of this year. Her ties to Purdue go back to her time as an undergraduate student. She earned a bachelor’s degree in law and society with minors in psychology and organizational leadership and supervision. She spent another 15 years in other Purdue offices: the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Traffic Safety Research in the School of Civil Engineering, the Division of Financial Aid and the Office for the Vice President for Research. She earned her master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan.