Diane Buchwalder



University of Dayton

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, minor in Art History

• Graduated May 2011, GPA: 3.361
• Attended a semester at UD's sister school, Chaminade University of Honolulu, with a cultural exchange program in the spring of 2008


University of Hawaii

Post-graduate studies in the school of Architecture

• Attended Jan-Dec 2012, GPA: 3.47


Savannah College of Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts in Themed Entertainment Design

• Expected gradutaion: December 2014
• GPA: 3.77



• Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honors Society)
• Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America
• American Institute of Architecture Students Sand Castle Esquisse— Best Use of Material, and Best Overall Student Division
• Department of Hawaiian Homelands Kauhale Charrette semifinalist



• Science and math tutoring
• Themed Entertainment Association (NextGen Student member)
• International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (Student member)
• TEA NextGen SCAD Chapter (Treasurer)
• Phi Sigma Rho (philanthropy fundraiser coordinator, Recruitment chair, Girl Scout chair, Sister at Large, Web Chair)
• Pride of Dayton Marching Band
• Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps
• Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps
• Senior Capstone Design Project - Visual Arts Team Leader




• Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, other basic office and internet programs
• Experience in hand-drafting, basic drawing, model building, 3ds Max, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and MATLAB
• Strong technical skills, focus in structural engineering
• Excellent skill in written and verbal communication
• Broad interest in creative design and problem-solving
• 4 years of high school Spanish, learning Mandarin Chinese
• Accomplished in music and competitive performance



Creative Studio Intern

Herschend Family Entertainment

June - July 2013

Norcross, GA

• Assissted in CAD site plan updating
• Modeled architectural designs to aid communication with other departments
• Researched and documented existing projects
• Created concept designs for small park projects


Seasonal Sales Associate

Pier 1 Imports

December 2011- August 2012

Dayton, Ohio

• Maintained stock and sales floor
• Assisted customers with merchandise and styling
• Tended register and store databases


Aerospace Mechanics Student Intern

University of Dayton Research Institute

September 2006 - May 2011

Dayton, Ohio

• Performed technical tests on material samples
• Assisted in city model mapping using Google SketchUp
• Organized files and charted progress in ISO compliance


Office and Workshop Assistant

Motor Technology Inc.

May - August 2006

Dayton, Ohio

• Assisted front office in organizing and updating Excel databases
• Prepared basic motor components for workshop repair



References available upon request