Dan Paradiso is a senior Mechanical Engineering major with a concentration in Green Engineering and a minor in Mathematical Sciences who has maintained a 3.94 GPA. His technical expertise has been vital to Golden Bear Television, where Dan is the Station Manager and is responsible for leading weekly programming shoots from news reports to comedy shows. In addition, Dan will organize this year’s Golden Voice singing competition.
Stepping up early on in his college career, Dan honed his leadership skills as the Treasurer for the Class of 2019 council. He learned about financial responsibility, from fundraising, to record keeping and budgeting. Also active as the Engineering Representative in Student Senate, Dan has been a voice in improving the student experience at Western New England.
Dan is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society and the National Society of Leadership and Success, and has supported his peers academically as a Math and Peer Tutor.
Dan has been involved with a variety of volunteer opportunities, but his main focus has been on Wrapping Presence, a nonprofit organization in his home town that brings holiday cheer to the residents of local nursing homes. Working closely with the organizations founder, Dan assists with events throughout the year which include visiting nursing homes, purchasing gifts to stock the inventory, helping out with the volunteer appreciation dinner, and moving the inventory to and from various storerooms.
To gain new and enriching career experiences, Dan has completed three internships. His first internship was with PH Tool, a Non-Destructive Testing Standards Manufacturer where he worked in design and machining, creating fixtures and clamps that were later used in the production of custom standards for companies such as GE and Pratt and Whitney. Dan also interned with Novartis Pharmaceuticals in the Health, Safety, Environment and Business Continuity Management (HSE&BCM) department. During his time, he completed engineering studies that determined where safety improvements could be made on the company campus. Finally, Dan interned with Pratt and Whitney in their Technical Publications Department, where he was tasked with writing engine shop manuals for complete assembly and disassembly of the engine, as well as construction code books. After graduation Dan plans to further his career in engineering, working with wind turbines.