Posted on February 22, 2018
This next spotlight is all about Val Golina!
Val is a fourth year Computer Engineering major originally from Ukraine but now lives in Stoughton. In the future he would love to work to implement renewable energy sources and work on/with innovative and emerging tech. This year Val is excited for his engineering project which involves embedded systems. He is also excited for our BVS trip to Florida where we will finally have relatively warm weather and summer of course!
Val is no stranger to our university's Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement and has been involved in the fall and spring community service days held by our office for several years in addition to serving as one of our office's First Year Leadership Institute's mentors for a few years. In highschool Val also worked with a nonprofit calledGreenschools
in other schools across all middle and high school ages. He also worked to develop an android app for Greenschools as part of a senior year Computer Science project! All such amazing accomplishments and a clear representation of Val's affiliation for computer systems/development, his commitment to volunteering and mentoring, and his appreciation for Green Efforts. We are definitely lucky to have him!
A cool fact about Val is that he loves 80's music as well as a wide variety of other genres.
Val was drawn to BVS because he felt it was a great opportunity to meet new people and try some new service opportunities! He also felt this was a great chance for him to explore his interests in Environmental topics. Val is prepped and ready for our trip and is ready for a great time in Florida and is ready to make some lasting memories with our team.
Val has been an excellent addition to our team! He is always engaged in our discussion topics and always has something interesting to add that keeps us thinking. His past efforts and education in environmental areas shows in his appreciation for the topics we go over and always adds to the meetings good vibes and learning development. He's also been a great help with fundraising where he was one of the organizers for our paint night last week and killed it as our Trivia Announcer.