Jesse Jaeger, B.S. 2014

Jesse Jaeger does her part to protect California’s air quality and keep greenhouse gas emissions in check. A project analyst for SWAPE—Soil/Water/Air Protection Enterprise—she assesses pollutants and emissions for construction and development. Jaeger left UCLA and hit the ground running. “The environmental science major prepares every student for the demanding world of environmental science,” she says. Technical courses in things like ArcGIS (geographic information system) and Microsoft Excel gave Jaeger a broad skill set. Tackling groundwater contamination, emissions from petrochemical plants, industrial facilities and landfills is all in a day’s work. “Just as the environmental science program expects greatness from their students, so does SWAPE from their employees.”