In February 2022, outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals will be honored at the 36th edition of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA). Jaynelle Pemberton, Group Leader for Jacobs Engineering, will be recognized in the Community Service category. Applicants in this category have shown leadership by volunteering in their local community.
“Jaynelle Pemberton is committed to the field of engineering,” said Dee Wilcox of the AnnieRuth Foundation, a program where children (ages 6 to 18) meet in a safe environment to participate in activities that promote healthy living. careers in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM). “She presents a compelling business case for women and girls of color to choose STEAM-related careers, and is passionate about giving back to her community.”
Jaynelle volunteers for initiatives that include managing the Jacobs Jacksonville Office Bikes-n-Bytes program, which has been in existence for 18 consecutive years. Under his leadership, the program reached over 800 students and families and spread to other cities.
She also has an active leadership role within the Jacobs Women’s Network and the Jacobs Employee Network Group, Harambée, of which she is a founding member and most recently served as president.
Jaynelle began her career as a civil engineer in 2002 with CH2M, which was acquired by Jacobs in 2018. Currently, she manages municipal water systems in North Florida and is responsible for career coaching and managing the workload of over 20 direct reports.