About Me

Entering into the second semester of my Senior year at Binghamton University, I have already had an abundance of hands on experience in engineering/contracting fields. I’m interested in project engineering/manager roles and have the work ethic to be a valuable asset in any employment setting.

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Desired Location

New York

Education

  • August 2015/May 2019
    Binghamton University
    BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • June 2015
    Fayetteville-Manlius High School
    Honors Regents Diploma

    – AP Scholar
    – National Honor Society
    – Student Council Volunteer

Experience

  • June 2017 – August 2017
    Evans Mechanical Inc.
    Intern

    • Assisted project managers on a day-to-day basis with bidding, managing projects, value-engineering, and executing mechanical contracts
    • Extensive use of BIM software, including Navisworks, to help coordinate building systems on larger scale projects
    • Exposure to HVAC, plumbing, hydronic, structural and as-built drawings
    • Weekly job site visits on multiple projects to address areas of concern and to ensure that contracts are being completed in accordance to project schedules

  • June 2018 - August 2018
    H.T. Lyons
    Project Engineer/Estimating Intern

    • Assisted project managers and estimators with bids, RFP’s, RFI’s, design-build work, and ongoing projects pertaining to HVAC and process plumbing systems
    • Processed submittals, change orders, and RFI’s while also communicating with vendors and subcontractors throughout the bidding and estimation processes
    • Job site visits to examine working conditions, take measurements for coordination drawings, and assess work progress

  • August 2018 - Present
    Watson Senior Capstone Project
    Combined Heat and Power (Co-gen) Re-design

    • Conceptual and detailed re-design of a residential combined heat and power device in order to incorporate distinctly recognizable power and heating elements
    • System testing in order to optimize the air-water mixture entering the coil to produce maximum heating efficiency
    • Used Creo Parametric to model multiple system design iterations as well as to provide the customer with different aesthetic configurations

  • September 2016 - Present
    Mechanical Contractors Association
    President, Project Lead

    • President of BU MCAA 2018-2019, Project Lead for BU MCAA 2017-2018
    • Organize general body and E-board meetings, represent the club at national conventions, and spearhead multiple fundraising efforts throughout the year, including BU MCAA’s annual golf tournament
    • Create detailed bids for the execution of mechanical projects for MCAA’s annual Student Chapter Competition

  • January 2016 – Present
    Undergraduate Admissions
    Front Desk Receptionist

     Answer questions from undergraduate and prospective students regrading academics, campus life, and university statistics
     Organize tour groups and mingle with parents in order to provide them with information on the university and the admissions process

  • April 2013 – Present
    Wegmans Food Markets
    Front End Cashier

     Work directly with customers to cater to their needs and resolve any issues while upholding excellent customer service
     Responsible for keeping a balanced till and ensuring customer satisfaction

Desired Location

New York
SUNY at Binghamton University

SUNY at Binghamton University

The MCA Binghamton Student Chapter utilizes the academics offered from the University and hands-on activities organized by the BU Student Chapter Board Directors. Our curriculum provides ABET accreditation for a BS Mechanical Engineering or Systems Science & Industrial Engineering Degree that encompasses the application of engineering fundamentals.

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