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 Dana Swalla develops green, sustainable products to lessen their impacts on the environment. She also cares deeply about the community around her and contributes to Habitat for Humanity International as well as the Animal Protective Foundation in Schenectady, New York. Dana Swalla supports the community’s Roots and Wisdom, a program in which the organization partners with Schenectady County to encourage citizens to support a food system both sustainable and locally focused. Since 2007, Dana Swalla has served as Chair of the City of Schenectady Energy Advisory Board, a role in which she has made significant contributions to reducing the City’s energy use and carbon footprint. Dana Swalla also belongs to a host of professional organizations, which keep her current in her field. She holds membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (now ASME), ASM International, TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, and the Project Management Institute. Dana Swalla holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanics of Materials from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As Chief Executive Officer and President of her company, Moment Consulting, Inc., Dana Swalla runs daily operations at this engineering consulting firm. She seeks new business opportunities, meets with clients, ensures that projects get executed properly, and plans the business and financial aspects. Begun in 2009, Dana Swalla’s venture is already profitable, and she plans to continue expansion. Moment Consulting provides companies with management and engineering solutions for developing sustainable green products and practices through design for environment, life cycle assessment, and greenhouse gas emissions reports. Services include renewable energy feasibility studies, mechanics of materials evaluation, mechanical test plan consultation, grant and proposal writing, materials characterization, and much more. When she is not busy saving the environment, Dana Swalla enjoys ballet, gardening, reading, and running to stay in shape. She holds membership in the Schenectady County Historical Society, an organization devoted to preserving and storing books and documents relevant to the county’s history.

Work experience

Nov 2009Present


Moment Consulting, Inc



University of Florida


Georgia Institute of Technology