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Jayne Ulrich

Student Intern, Summer 2013.
Jayne Ulrich

Jayne Ulrich

Jayne is currently an Environmental Engineer at IBM in Upstate New York. She is responsible for three regulatory programs on site. The first is the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program, which makes information about industrial management of toxic chemicals available to the public. The second program is the Groundwater Program. Through this program, she is responsible for all groundwater monitoring wells and treatment facilities on and offsite. The third program is the Vapor Intrusion Program, which collects information about indoor air quality in a handful of the buildings on site.

Penn State prepared Jayne for her current position by providing her with a strong technical background. She learned much during her time at Penn State by taking advantage of all the opportunities available to her (i.e. studying abroad in New Zealand, choosing from a variety of courses, internships, clubs, etc.). There were a few classes in particular that were especially helpful. These classes are ERM 411 - Legal Aspects of Resource Management taught by Matthew Royer and ERM 300 - Basic Principles and Calculations in Environmental Analysis taught by Robin Brandt.

Jayne really enjoyed her internship with the AEC: The Conewago Creek Initiative! It was a great opportunity where she gained real world experience. She met and learned from so many experienced professionals within the environmental field. The internship taught her to be very hands-on, as most of her time was spent out in the field working with members of the community. She has applied that hands-on approach to her professional career with IBM, and finds it amazing, all of the positive things that can be accomplished as a result. With a lot of hard work, IBM has made great strides in the environmental field and she is proud to be a part of that.