Jamie Krakover
Jamie Krakover
Structural & Teardown Engineer, The Boeing Company
St. Louis, MO

More Engineers!

Elaine Weyuker
Megan Harrington
Amy Gizicki
Christine Dent
Christine Schmidt
Katherine Faber
Hope Bovenzi
Nandika D'Souza
Jennifer Nakayama
Kathy A. Notarianni
Annette von Jouanne
Michi Whittall
Biography
I am currently an Aerospace Engineer at The Boeing Company working in the teardown lab doing optimal cost analysis. Previously I did structural research and development. I have a bachelors in aerospace engineering from Purdue University and a masters in aerospace engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. I had an internship working on the KC135 in 2004 and started full time in 2006. I completed a 2 year rotation in materials engineering and now continue working as a structures engineer. I love to interact with students and young professionals and enjoy answering questions.
Read More Read Less
Education
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Sarah, Toronto, Ontario

    Added Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:37 AM

    Hello! I hope this is not weird but I'm 12 and I am going to turn 13 next month and I really want to become a engineer because most of my family members are engineers and it sounds so cool. I love math..not really science, but when it comes to the structure like nature and structure, I really enjoy them. I am a high 80% on math and 72% on science, would that be okay for me right now for my age if I want to become engineer in the future? How many Years would it take to fully become a engineer? I ...
    Answers 1
    Jamie Krakover, The Boeing Company
    Answered Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:37 AM
    Sarah,
    It sounds like you are on the right track to becoming an engineer. Stick with the math and science for sure. Also you can look for extra curricular activities that might increase your knowledge of math and/or science. Robotics clubs, science/math ...
    Read More
  • Giselle, California

    Added Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Hello Engineers, Throughout my high school years, I have had to deal with several health issues and financial constraints that unfortunately set me back as a result. Before that, I was always a straight A student with a love for mathematics and a deep interest the sciences. However, as a result of my difficulties, I did not complete all of high school (I missed much of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade). With an exponential amount of perseverance, I am now getting back on track and will be taking a ...
    Answers 1
    Jamie Krakover, The Boeing Company
    Answered Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:02 PM
    Giselle,
    First let me say I applaud you for persevering and continuing to reach for your goals despite the struggles you've faced so far. That is the kind of attitude that will make you successful in your career and in life.
    
    In answer to your ...
    Read More
  • Athira, Thrissur

    Added Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:46 AM

    I'm currently in grade 12 and preparing for entrance exams for engineering courses. I have a real passion for space and related topics but I don't think physics is my strongest point. Should I drop the idea of aerospace engineering? or should I just believe in my love for space and just stick with it?
    Answers 1
    Jamie Krakover, The Boeing Company
    Answered Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:46 AM
    Athira,
    Short answer: I think you should stick with it.
    
    Long answer: I'm an aerospace engineer who didn't think physics was her strong suit either. And that's okay for several reasons. First Aerospace Engineering has many aspects to it and not all ...
    Read More
View More