Jenny Jay is an Environmental Engineering Professor at UCLA. She studies toxic metals like arsenic and mercury in water and soils in Bangladesh and other locations. Also, she studies human sewage in beach sand, creeks and the Ocean. Jenny's research integrates field and laboratory approaches to better understand the geochemical and microbial processes that govern the fate of contaminants in the environment.
Jenny got her BS, MS, and PhD from MIT in Boston in civil and environmental engineering. She studied Chemistry, Biology, and Fluid Dynamics. She has always loved nature and science. Jenny always wanted to be an engineer.
The best part of her job is that she loves her staff, students, and research projects. Jenny analyzes metal and bacteria contamination levels in the environment. Also, she finds the sources of these contaminants and where they go in the environment. She protects marine life and the health of people that swim and surf at the beach.