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Joey Pietrzak

Admin of Research Operations


Joined department: Spring 2023

Education

B.S. Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue Polytechnic - West Lafayette, Virtual Product Design (2021)
Minor Fine Arts, Purdue , Glass & Ceramic Sculpture (2021)
OSHA General Industry Safety, Purdue , OSHA 10 Hour Certificate (2023)
Machining Level I, National Institute for Metalworking, Measurement, Materials & Safety (2013)

I was born in South Bend, Indiana, and have lived in-state my whole life, now in Lafayette. I have never left the country (yet?). Growing up, I raised rabbits and showed a few in 4-H.

I was inspired to study and work in the field of technology and IT by my grandpa 86, who worked in IT for over 55 years at NCR.
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I recently finished my B.S. in Computer Graphics Technology - Virtual Product Design & 3D CAD. I also have an FA minor in glass and ceramic sculpture. I have attended classes at Purdue and Ivy Tech in the area since 2010.

I love DIY (some days more than others) and have a house in the area I'm in the process of renovating. I enjoy reading, movies, and anime. I'm dyslexic and really enjoy my audiobooks, (As well as regular books). I particularly enjoy sci-fi fantasy, historical and technology books, and biographies. I enjoy walking, biking, and hiking. I'm an avid PC & Mac tech enthusiast and love keeping up with developments on both platforms. I don't play as many games as I used to, but I really love KOTOR, Portal, Talos Principle, and Kingdom Hearts.

Within Purdue, I've worked previously in a number of different positions:

2010-2014 Ford Dining Court - Associate/Cook
2014-2015 PIT (Formerly ITaP) - Lab Assistant
2015-2017 PIT (Formerly ITaP) - Tech Coordinator, Tech Supervisor, Tech Analyst
2017-2018 Grad School - Credentials Data Analyst
2018-2021 PIT (Formerly ITaP) - Lab Admin & Scheduling Coordinator
2021-2022 TLT Bright Space SaaS Group - Senior IT Support Specialist
2021-2022 Electronics/Telecom & PIC Team - Electronics, Telecom, & Fiber Optics Technician

Other work history:

2008-2010 School City of Mishawaka - Inventory Tech & DB Admin
2011-2012 Point Machine Products - Machinist & Lathe Operator
2012-2013 School Datebooks - Desktop Publisher
2021-2022 MetroNet Fiber - Fiber Optic Network Technician
2021-2022 Wallenius Wilhelmsen - Subaru QA Vehicle Inspector
2022-2023 Simpson Strong-Tie - CAD/BIM Building Designer
2022-2023 Purdue Exponent - Delivery Driver

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2023 2:27 PM

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