Jessica Anguiano had her heart set on working in construction. She did not let working in a heavily male field or even a failed test get in her way. Terra State became the stepping-stone to make her dream of working in construction a reality.
She became curious about construction and carpentry after helping her dad around their house as a child. In high school, Anguiano enrolled in carpentry classes at Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers. When graduation became closer, she took the Mechanical Aptitude test and failed. Although this was discouraging at first, she never gave up on her dream to be a carpenter and build houses. Her career went on the backburner while she got married and had children, before going back to school at Terra State.
Anguiano, a Fremont native, graduated from Terra State with an Associate of Applied Science in architectural construction management in 2011. She currently works at SSOE Group, a large engineering firm in Toledo, as a project controller. On a day-to-day basis, Anguiano sets up construction projects and their budget in a computer software and continues to manage the budget and progress of the project as the construction moves along. She assists with 10 to 20 projects at a time.
After her time at Terra State, Anguiano received her Bachelor of Science in construction management from Bowling Green State University in 2017. At BGSU, she completed several internships/co-ops, one of which as a project engineer for the BGSU South Hall Renovation, now called the Kuhlin Center. She completed other internship experiences with Rudolph Libbe, Marathon Petroleum Company and Matrix Technologies.
Job TitleProject Controller