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Salvatore Lombardo '21

BS, Biology & Biotechnology

Salvatore credits WPI with giving him the chance to discover what he truly enjoys. When an injury stopped him from playing baseball after his first year, he channeled his energy into coaching. “The ability to give back to the community through coaching baseball has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life,” he says.

Through project work, he’s also been able to determine his strengths and weaknesses when working with groups, something he knows will prove invaluable in the workforce. Being in a dynamic academic environment has kept him motivated, helping him succeed in his coursework—he’s made the dean’s list for two terms.

His advice to potential WPI students? Don’t be afraid to ask for help and talk with your professors. His faculty mentor, Joseph Duffy, has introduced him to alumni in his field, discussed his options for summer opportunities and more as he works toward his goal of earning a master’s in management and entering a rotational program at a biopharmaceutical company.

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Flemington, NJ

Faculty Mentor

Joseph Duffy

  • Member of Phi Kappa Theta
  • Resident Advisor
  • Peer Learning Assistant
  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Coaching baseball
  • Practicing music

Wake up and get ready to start the day.


Head to my first classes before stopping at the gym.


Lunch break.


Finish up classes for the day, then work on homework and attend meetings.


Coaching baseball practice.


End the day working on homework or relaxing with friends.

There’s an opportunity for you to do whatever you want and figure out what you enjoy. Whether it’s clubs, Greek Life, or in academics, there’s something for everyone.
WPI students don’t just learn the material; they learn to think through the project, and it shows in the workplace.
Don’t be afraid to ask your professor questions. Go to office hours, stay after class. They’re here and willing to help you be as successful as possible!

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