Andrew Whitehead is a second year graduate student in the Engineering Education program at Purdue University. His advisor is Dr. Justin Hess. He was raised in Matteson, Illinois and has two siblings: a younger brother and older sister. Throughout his primary schooling, he was always fond of classes that focused on math and science. He also took every opportunity to participate in science fair that his schools hosted. This passion for mathematics and scientific work would bloom in his high school experiences, in which he was introduced to programming and engineering. His developed fascination for how assortments of numbers and words create entire applications, games, and programs ultimately led him to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering. It was at Iowa State that he discovered his passion for leadership and helping individuals succeed in STEM fields. He credits his involvements with the National Society of Black Engineers, Multicultural Student Affairs Office, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers with motivating and making him believe that he can do more for his communities. For instance, over the span of three years he was able mentor eighty multicultural first year engineering students and facilitate their transition to collegiate education through involvement with a summer program held by the Multicultural Student Affairs Office at Iowa State University.