Director, Higher Ed
Jaime is a leader for colleges and universities “going green,” offering institutions guidance through the green building planning and implementation process and advising on how the LEED Green Building Rating System® can act as a framework for shaping sustainability initiatives. In her role, she directs the development of tools and resources for the sector, maintains customer relations and presents on the benefits of a sustainable campus to a range of audiences. Jaime also oversaw the development of the Center for Green Schools’ latest and most comprehensive higher education strategy guide, Roadmap to a Green Campus.
Prior to joining USGBC, Jaime worked as a project manager at GreenShape, a sustainable design consulting firm, assisting over 30 projects pursuing LEED certification. From 2002-2007, Jaime worked at the National Building Museum developing, implementing and managing educational programs about the built environment for an adult audience. The programs included lectures and films associated with the exhibition The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design. Jaime has taught design to students of all ages including collegiate teaching positions at the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning and Northern Virginia Community College and serves as both a visiting lecturer and critic for local D.C. schools.
Jaime is an active member of the building industry community and serves on the AIA/DC Inter-School Design Competition Committee. She was involved in the 2005, 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlon serving as a communications juror. Jaime is an Associate AIA member and LEED Accredited Professional. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Jaime is an avid traveler seeking to learn from the diverse cultures and architecture around the globe. She currently resides in the walkable community of Bethesda, Md., with her husband.
Expert topic: Center for Green Schools