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Jaime Nack

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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Attended UCLA and received a bachelor’s degree in international economics with a minor in public policy.
Was heavily involved in student government at UCLA and was even elected Cultural Affairs Commissioner her junior year—refers to this experience as her “business bootcamp.”
Her first job out of college was working for the City of Santa Monica, where she ran community events including coastal cleanups, inspiring her to get more involved in environmental work.
Decided to go back to UCLA to get a master’s degree in public policy.
Worked for an environmental consulting firm and helped grow a multi-million dollar department—says this built up her confidence in the industry and in her ability to lead a company.
In 2008, at the height of the recession, she decided to start her own environmental consulting firm called Three Squares, Inc.
Perhaps best known for “greening” the 2008 Democratic National Convention, an unprecedented environmental effort which serves as an industry benchmark for how to produce sustainable events.
Is passionate about educating others on sustainability subjects—has served on the National Women’s Business Council and is currently a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.
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Career

President & Founder

I run a sustainability consulting firm implementing plans for events/companies/cities.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Entrepreneurship
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

Busy! Heading to LAX to catch a flight to a client meeting - or taking my dog Luna to the office to get ready for the first of 6 conference calls with various clients talking through the details of their projects - or heading to work on-site at a conference training venue staff on sustainability / waste diversion.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Intern!! Get experience in the field and around people doing the job that you want to do. Start small by implementing sustainable practices into your everyday life. Don't use plastic straws, bring your own grocery bags to the store, etc. And, encourage others around you to do the same! The way you carry yourself in the world and the choices you make has an impact.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why sustainability? There is no future in that. Why would you want to start a business now in the middle of an economic recession?"

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress
Financial

Interviewed By

UCLA Roadtrip

UCLA Roadtrip

UCLA Roadtrip