Jenna Jambeck is an associate professor of environmental engineering in the College of Engineering. She teaches classes and conducts research. She received all three degrees at the University of Florida, but worked for an engineering firm, URS Corp., in Minnesota between her M.S. and Ph.D. Jenna Jambeck, associate professor in the College of Engineering, is internationally recognized for her research on plastic waste in the ocean and for the Marine Debris Tracker app she co-created with fellow faculty member Kyle Johnsen. She notes that being active in research helps bring current environmental engineering issues into the classroom for students.