Jessie Jaeger joined PSE in 2020 to support the organization’s work on air pollution, health equity, and community resilience to climate change. Her recent work includes research on the potential impacts of sea level rise, extreme coastal flooding events, and proximity to hazardous sites on disadvantaged communities in the coastal U.S., which emphasizes the importance of meaningful community participation and feedback in shaping local policy. Jessie has a Master of Public Health (MCP) in Environmental Health Sciences and a Master of City Planning (MCP) from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Domestically, Jessie has conducted research and prepared technical analyses on a wide variety of projects throughout the United States involving the evaluation of environmental conditions and regulatory compliance issues. Currently, she is conducting research with the Sustainability and Health Equity (S/HE) Lab at UC Berkeley to spatially analyze and widely communicate, through accessible bilingual online mapping and data visualization techniques as well as collaborative dissemination strategies, the potential impacts of coastal flooding due to sea level rise on disadvantaged communities. She has also conducted research internationally with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) on a multi-country liquid petroleum gas (LPG) intervention trial on household air pollution and health in Puno, Peru.