Bradey Liverio '19

Automation Validation Engineer at Panacea Technologies

Hands-on Coursework Helps Alum Find Success in Engineering Field

Bradey Liverio stands in front of body of water, wearing a navy, white, and red collared shirt

Bradey Liverio ’19 credits his UAlbany education for preparing him for the workforce.

"Everyone I took a class with and talked to was so supportive and pushed me to become the successful engineer I am today.” 

The Capital Region native originally enrolled at Syracuse University before deciding to switch his major to Electrical and Computer Engineering.

“I knew I would need an extra year of school, and financially that would have been difficult,” he said. “I decided to transfer and UAlbany was at the top of my list.”

At UAlbany, Liverio dove into his studies and connected with instructors, advisors and classmates who shared real-world guidance.

"I see many of the things I learned reflected in the workforce today,” he said. 

Senior Design Lab, a capstone course for engineering students, was especially critical to his career preparation. Liverio’s team partnered with the Center for Disability Services to improve the Albany agency’s inventory management tracking process for warehoused goods.

The team ultimately was invited to present their prototype, PalletPal, at the NYSID’s annual CREATE Symposium inside the Empire State Plaza. “It was an incredible experience,” Liverio said.

Now, Liverio works as an automation validation engineer and site manager at Panacea Technologies, a software company located in the Philadelphia suburbs.

"We are all supportive and willing to guide others,” he said. “I don’t see my fellow employees as just employees — they are my friends, too."

And, looking back, he has some advice to share with current UAlbany students: “Come prepared to work hard every day. Don’t be afraid to ask questions."