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Undergraduate Student Profile - Alumni

Name: Lorena G. Valentin
Hometown: Paterson, NJ 
Concentration: Aerospace Engineering
Department: Information Technology and Web Science
Year of Graduation: 2012
Current Position: IT Analyst, CANSAC IT Theater Leader

Why did you choose to enroll at Rensselaer?
I chose to attend Rensselaer because it was one of the top 50 Engineering schools for my major at the time, Aerospace Engineering. It had also recently become a New Ivy League school, which reinforced my decision. Little did I know, I was going to end up switching to one of the 10 IT programs in the country!

What are some benefits of being part of the ITWS Community at Rensselaer?
Being part of the ITWS Community is like having a second family at RPI. Starting with the friendly staff, continuing with the amazing professors and ending with talented students, they will all be there with you every step of the way. At this ITWS Community, you have the opportunity to receive a more personal connection with your professors, which does not happen very often at Top Universities.

What would you tell a prospective student about choosing Rensselaer?
I would highly recommend attending Rensselaer if you are looking to obtain top notch education in a field of engineering and technology.

What are your hobbies/interests/special talents?
I am very passionate about dancing and working out, I love keeping up with technology and enjoying time with my husband at the beach.

List Information about your background and accomplishments in College and Work Experience
Currently working as an IT Analyst at Cisco as the main point of contact for overall operational excellence and user experience of IT within the specific theater for the Central America, North of South American and the Caribbean Region.
Received a Cisco Team Spotlight award at the CITS (Connected IT Services) for ITWS Capstone project.
Participated as a Social Media Panelist at Hispanic iT Executive Council Summit in March 2012.

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