RCAA is looking for members to serve on its board. We are a group of alumni who have rowed or participated in RPI crew in the past. Our members range from Class of ’88 to recent graduates. Boardmembers organize events like fundraisers for the RPI Crew Team such as the Anything-Athon, social events like the Zoom Socials and watch parties for races like Head of the Charles in Boston, MA and head of the Fish in Saratoga, NY, and sell merchandise in support of RCAA operations.
Next up is Paul, who is back for his second year to represent RCAA at the Charles! Welcome back, Paul!
Name: Paul Lewandowski Graduation Year: 1989 Major: Architecture Hometown: Lewiston, Maine Current City: Portland, Maine Career Field/Occupation: Principal at Scott Simons Architects Still Rowing?: Yes! Portland Community Rowing Association in Portland’s Casco Bay Fun Fact/Additional Comment: This is my second HOCR regatta with RCAA! Looking forward to representing Rensselaer again!
Our next alumni athlete introduction is Jay! This year is his first time in the RCAA alumni boat and we’re very excited to have him represent us!
Name: Jay Valenta Graduation Year: 1994 Major: Architecture Hometown: West Milford, NJ Current City: Weston, MA Career Field/Occupation: Real Estate Investment Still Rowing?: Not consistently, unaffiliated. Fun Fact/Additional Comment: Avid mountain biker, skier.
We’d like to introduce you all to our alumni who will be rowing in the RCAA boat at the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta! We’ll start off with our coxswain, Vanessa! She was our coxswain last year for our alumni boat and had so much fun that she’s back!
Name: Vanessa (Charvet) Ferrari Graduation Year: 1996 Major: Electrical Engineering Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Current City: Shrewsbury, MA Career Field/Occupation: Director of Program and Project Management Technology at TIAA Still Rowing? (if so, where?): Quinsigamond Rowing Club (QRC) out of Donahue Rowing Center Fun Fact: I also run a MINI Cooper event called “MINIs On Top” where 300+ MINIs gather and ascend the Mount Washington Auto Road. It’s a weekend long event with live music, games, prizes, rallies and lots of car fun.
We are very excited to have her as our coxswain again!