Jieren Zhan shares her journey from mainland China and moving to the United States. She had to work in restaurants to afford tuition in the States. After getting the bachelor’s degree, Jieren worked for an Energy Corporation for 28 years until her company was taken over by another corporation. After Jieren was laid off, she found the Senior Environmental Employment(SEE) Program through her friend. Jieren is happy that while working for the EPA water department, she made many connections and gained skills. She was able to help other people and share knowledge through various certificates that she earned. Please see our website http://www.napca.org/40-for-40 for more stories of the older adults that NAPCA has served through forty years of opportunity.