Katey Andaloro is currently in her fifth year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. Upon graduation in May 2009, Katey will have received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E) degree with an emphasis in Construction Management.
For the past five summers, Katey has gained valuable experiences in the construction industry by taking advantage of several internship opportunities. She worked for K2 Engineering Inc., a structural firm located in Uniontown, PA for three summers, where she primarily worked in residential and commercial designs for both public and private work. Although Katey’s primary interest is managing construction projects in the field, she gained priceless knowledge and experience in the structural side. In the summer of 2007, she ventured for a change of scenery and accepted an internship with Grunley Construction Company in Fairfax, VA as an assistant superintendent on a local high school renovation. This past summer of 2008, she returned to the Washington, D.C. area to accept an internship with Balfour Beatty Construction in Washington, DC as a project engineer. Katey was placed on a downtown jobsite where she experienced how things are documented and managed in the field. Since the construction industry relies very heavily on experience, she is glad to have several summers of internships under her belt and to prepare her for her career.
During her time at Penn State, Katey has been involved with several organizations and has taken on leadership roles with them. She is an Architectural Engineering Envoy, representing the AE department to prospective students during open houses. She is an active member in the Penn State Chapter of the Architectural Engineering Institute (Student Society of Architectural Engineers), the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence, Student Chapter (S:PACE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In her free time, Katey enjoys socializing with her family and friends, reading, riding ATV’s, watching old cartoons, and keeping herself busy.