Campus: Old Westbury Major: Biomedical Engineering, B.S.
Alvaro Guerrero is president of the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2013-2014 academic year at NYIT-Old Westbury. He is the recipient of a fall 2013 undergraduate scholarship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to conduct research on microwave theory and techniques.
Why study at NYIT?
-It's competitive and provides opportunities for personal growth.
-You can get involved in many different organizations.
-It's the perfect size. You're not just "another student." Professors know your first and last name.
I became involved in SGA because of my role as a resident assistant. I started as a senator representing Housing and Residential Life (HRL) and was able to understand how SGA works. My goals are based on "easier requests = better results." They are:
-To evaluate and try to make changes, especially related to NYIT pride, with the results of the latest SGA student survey.
-Make the "T" of NYIT shine. I want SGA to do everything in a simpler, more efficient way by having all requests done electronically and implementing the use of smartphones for our benefit.
-Encourage clubs and organizations to spread the word about large and small events via the NYIT website calendar.
I've served as president, vice president, and secretary of the International Students Association and have worked my way up from a resident assistant to a residence hall director for this year. I also am working on biomedical engineering projects in NYIT's Integrated Medical Systems Laboratory with Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Receiving an Outstanding international Student Award for 2011-2012.
Develop patented medical devices.
I'm a good manager who is approachable and able to see problems and give solutions.
Everyone who has been my supervisor, including:
-Dr. Farajidavar, who has taught me many things about biomedical engineering.
-Amr Morsy (B.Arch. '13), my former HRL student supervisor.
-Karen Johnson, associate director of international education, who helped me with the International Students Association.
-Jerome Holland, associate director of HRL, and Derrol Rhodes, director of HRL, both at the Old Westbury campus, who supported me in all things I wanted to accomplish as a resident assistant.
-Michael Scarpa-Burnett, associate dean for student services at NYIT-Old Westbury, who got me interested in growing in SGA.
Curiosity, the possibility to learn something I don't know, and challenges, because I know at the end I will be able to obtain what I want.
Movies, snowboarding, and water sports such as jet skiing, wakeboarding, and diving.
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