Juan Paulo Palacios
JP Palacios is a senior attending Grand Valley State University
pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a major in
Computer Engineering, and Minors in Computer Science and Mathematics.
He is currently a Digital Design Engineer intern at Gentex
Corporation. He graduated from City High Middle School in 2018.
His life-long dream is to work in the emerging space industry with a
focus on software development and robotics. During his free time, JP
enjoys all things science fiction, politics, and the arts. He also
attends Grand Valley's Astronomy Club throughout the year.
His most memorable outdoor adventure was traveling to the Teton
mountains in 2013, jumping off a waterfall while in Yellow Stone
National Park. He finds inspiration from the great outdoors, joining
family camping trips throughout the summer.
JP dedicated his first year at the Cook Leadership Academy to better
understanding who he was. In previous years, he took on the role of
facilitating honest and reflective conversation as a Lead
Fellow-Candidate. This year, he returns as a Fellow-Candidate and is
eager to participate in thoughtful conversation.