Passion for Community Connection Still Strong Beyond These Towers

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Brandon King '18

Earning a BS in Civil Engineering and BS in International & Global Studies at WPI is a notoriously time-consuming endeavor, but for Brandon King ’18, making time to connect with his campus community was always a priority. 

As a member of WPI’s Black Student Union (BSU) and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), King was able to build great friendships and connections with fellow members. Post-graduation, Brandon joined the Alumni of Color Association (ACA), which provides continuous support for WPI students and graduates of color through advocacy, professional development, and philanthropy. “ACA offers alumni the opportunity to connect with current WPI students through panels and networking events. I’ve found the students to be particularly excited and grateful to meet and learn from alumni that come from a similar background.”

“The WPI network is quite strong as many alumni engage with students and fellow alumni. These meaningful connections encourage valuable ongoing dialogue and support within the WPI community.”
Brandon King ‘18


King had a positive experience at WPI. “From the strong curriculum to the connections built, to this day, I consider choosing WPI a great decision.” Noting the additional benefit of building a community on campus, King says, “The WPI experience appears to extend beyond graduation, facilitated by organizations such as the ACA, and perpetuated by the connections built during my time on campus.”


Today, King is Director, Site Operations for Sanofi, a global pharmaceuticals and healthcare company, where he works to ensure his site teams have what they need to deliver new first-in-class vaccines and build a healthier and more resilient world. He’s also an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University, serves on the Worcester Planning Board, and runs a real estate company known as KRG New England.


Yet again, even with a highly time-consuming schedule, King makes building connections with his community a priority.