Environmental Consultant II
World traveler Jayna Sananikone started at ONE Environmental Group’s Charlotte office in April 2023. She is thrilled to be a part of the close-knit team there and to focus on industrial compliance in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
As an undergraduate earning a degree in Environmental Technology and Management at N.C. State University, Jayna embarked on a series of travels abroad with each offering a unique learning opportunity. She studied groundwater monitoring in South Africa; participated in forestry and urban planning in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Sweden; volunteered in Peru at a jungle conservation site; and spent a semester learning in Australia. Jayna also holds a Master of Science in Environmental Assessment from N.C. State University.
Last December, Jayna checked off her seventh continent by taking a cruise from Argentina to Antarctica and survived Drake Passage’s 20-foot waves.
“The trip wasn’t what I expected due to the weather, and I ended up spending only five hours in Antarctica, however I am still marking it off my bucket list” she says. “I got to see whales in the Antarctic Ocean and penguins along the beach of Antarctica.”
As a native of North Carolina, Jayna is happy to work close to home allowing for frequent visits to her family, especially her soon-to-be 2-year-old nephew, Silas. She enjoys 5 a.m. workout classes, running and supporting Charlotte Football Club. Her next travels will take her to Costa Rica for her sister’s wedding, and she hopes her next big trip is to either Japan or Singapore.