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 Locations

  • NY

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 Locations

  • NY
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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