Honoree

Jennette Fulda

AWARDS

School of Informatics Young Alumni Award (2009)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Informatics
B.S., 2003

BIOGRAPHY

Jennette Fulda was born weighing eight pounds, five ounces, but eventually tipped the scales at 372 pounds before losing almost 200 pounds through diet and exercise. After she lost half her weight, she ran a half-marathon and wrote a book called "Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir". She chronicles her life after the "after" photo in the popular blog, PastaQueen.com.

She found this use of technology to tell her story a useful tool to help her on her weight-loss journey. The book and blog have been featured on NBC's "Today Show," CBS's "The Early Show," The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Women's Health and Glamour to name a few. Fulda holds a certificate in Allied Computer Science and a bachelor's degree in Media Arts & Science, both from IUPUI.