Christina DiPaolo is currently in her 5th year in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. In May 2012, she will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree, in the structural engineering option. October 2010, Christina passed the FE exam and will receive EIT status upon graduation. Also, upon graduation she will receive an International Engineering Certificate based on her study abroad experience in Rome, Italy.
Christina is a member of a number of professional and student organizations including the Penn State Chapter of the Architectural Engineering Institute (Student Society of Architectural Engineers), Structural Engineers Association (SEA), Women in Engineering, and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Christina has participated a number of internship programs. The most recent, with Jacobs Engineering, offered exceptional learning experiences and the opportunity to design in both concrete and steel. During three separate internships with ProTecs, Inc, Christina gained invaluable insight into the construction and project management positions.
Outside of academics, Christina keeps herself extremely busy. She is assistant editor for the AE yearbook and enjoys volunteering her time with Habitat for Humanity. When studying abroad, Christina fell in love with traveling. She spent a summer backpacking through Europe, and is planning a trip to drive across continental America.