To all our dedicated Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts, it’s time to roll out the mats and extend a warm welcome to our newest After School Program coach and Jiu Jitsu teammate, Dominic Plaia! We’re truly thrilled to have Dominic join our ranks, and it’s evident that we’ve landed an incredibly accomplished individual. Let’s dive into some of the key highlights from Dominic’s impressive journey.
- Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences: Dominic is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder. His time at the esteemed institution culminated in December 2022.
- Minor in Engineering Management: In addition to his major, Dominic possesses expertise in Engineering Management—a skill set that will surely benefit our team in countless ways.
- Perseverance Personified: Recognized for his unwavering commitment and passion, Dominic was honored with the “2022 College of Engineering and Applied Science Perseverance Award”. An accolade that speaks volumes about his character and dedication.
Professional Achievements: As a Junior Quality Engineer & Technical Specialist at Vista Life Sciences, Centennial, CO, Dominic’s contributions have been nothing short of exemplary:
- Played a pivotal role in FDA medical device 510K submissions for the ANAM Test System.
- Spearheaded Quality Management System (QMS) enhancement initiatives aligning with CFR 820 and ISO 13485.
- Showcased his proficiency by developing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and test protocols across various software platforms.
- Conducted comprehensive data analysis and software experimentation to enhance user experience.
In his capacity as SMEAD Aerospace Teaching Fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dominic displayed impeccable mentorship qualities:
- Conducted MATLAB computer science workshops, paving the way for enhanced student understanding.
- Facilitated team-based learning and nurtured a collaborative environment.
Leadership and Volunteerism: Dominic’s dedication isn’t restricted to the classroom or workspace. He’s also been an active contributor to the community:
- Served as a volunteer tutor at the Bold Student Success Center, guiding both freshmen and aerospace engineering sophomores.
- Embarked on the Astro-Robotic Garden Harvester (ARGH) project, showcasing his financial prowess as its Chief Financial Officer.
Dominic’s leadership acumen is well-documented through his commendable roles in Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity:
- As District Governor, he has been the national representative of Colorado, ensuring the fraternity’s vision aligns with its objectives.
- As Treasurer of the Delta Chi Chapter, Dominic showcased his adeptness in financial management, ensuring the chapter’s seamless operation.
In conclusion, Dominic Plaia is not just an Aerospace Engineer or an esteemed professional; he’s a symbol of perseverance, leadership, and dedication. His addition to our Jiu Jitsu team is not only a testament to his versatility but also a beacon of inspiration for all of us.
Welcome aboard, Dominic! We’re eager to see you in action, and here’s to achieving new milestones together on and off the mat! 🥋🤝