Marylhurst alum Jaime Metzinger ’12 was named a visiting assistant professor at Purdue Polytechnic Institute in 2017.
As visiting assistant professor of construction management technology, Jaime Metzinger is working on curriculum redesign. She also hopes to continue her Ph.D. research into the challenges developers face when incorporating sustainable practices into mixed-use designs – buildings that combine retail, office and residential units.
Jaime began her career at a local home improvement store, designing kitchens and bathrooms for residential customers.
“Being creative during the drafting portion was my favorite part of the work,” she told Purdue in 2017. “But when I was done with the drafting, I handed it off and didn’t get to see the designs become reality. That was my main reason for going back to school.”
After completing her associate’s degree at Ivy Tech (where she was named a 2017 distinguished alumnus), Jaime went on to Purdue, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in building construction management. Taking a break from her academic path, Jaime went to work with Hagerman & Company as an on-site project engineer.
Five years later, she earned a master’s degree from Marylhurst University. She also taught courses as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech and took a part-time gig with Huston Electric.
In 2017, Jaime completed her Ph.D. in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology, where she now serves as visiting assistant professor.
Jaime Metzinger earned an MBA in Sustainable Business with concentrations in green development and renewable energy from Marylhurst University in 2012.