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Kathy de Paolo

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Kathy de Paolo


Kathy de Paolo, Vice President of Engineering at The Walt Disney Company’s Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products segment, is a technologist who started her career in aerospace engineering, fueled by a passion for aviation and problem solving. She developed an expertise in embedded software and wireless communications engineering, which she applied while directing teams at a Fortune 500 company specialized in systems and software developed for the mobile platform space. 

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech. In her current role, she oversees machine learning and artificial Intelligence efforts to deliver innovative guest experiences.

Kathy was the recipient of the 2019 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. The prestigious honor is bestowed annually upon one graduate out of approximately 68,000 living College of Engineering alumni who has achieved success and exemplifies Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).