Senior, Dartmouth College
Dave S. Lacroix is a rising senior at Dartmouth College where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering. As a sophomore in college, Dave interned at Bank of America’s technology headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina where he worked as a Global Technology Summer Analyst. For his junior summer, Dave is at PayPal’s headquarters in San Jose, California where he is working as a Full Stack Engineering intern on the Visual Collaboration Team. His internships has given him experiences that encompasses software engineering, project management, and business analytics. At Dartmouth, Dave is the President of the National Society of Black Engineers Engineers local chapter. He is also involved with the Dartmouth Minorities Business Association, the First Year Student Enrichment Program, and the Dartmouth Emerging Engineers where he serves as a tutor for students in various S.T.E.M. disciplines.
If you could define Dave in one word it would be altruism. Dave believes that paying it forward is one of humanity’s greatest gifts. During his senior year of high school, Dave wrote and published a book called “Into the Abyss: The Eleventh Grade Experience”. In this book, Dave talked about how to succeed academically, how to maximize one’s extracurriculars, and how to navigate high school. From an early age, the people around Dave dared him to dream and he wanted to do the same for others. Dave plans to one day return to Haiti and utilize the knowledge he has learned to empower his people and country. His family and community grounds him and his Haitian culture humbles him. With this support, Dave hopes to make an impact in Haiti and the world.