Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger was born in São Paulo, grew up in Zürich, has lived in California, briefly in Ghana, and is currently based in Boston. He worked for a renowned photographer in his native city before pursuing physics at the College of Creative Studies, at the sunny University of California Santa Barbara.
Currently a PhD candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, he studies the ocean and climate system. Research takes him to the Indian Ocean, with an international project investigating the ocean’s influence on monsoon rainfall.
Intrigued by the profound influence of the seas on society, he wants to improve management of our marine and water wealth, to efficiently protect the beauty of the blue planet by sustainably profiting from its resources.
Co-President of the MIT Water Club 2017-18
Directed the 2016 MIT Water Summit - Utilities of the Future
“I’m excited to work with a team that shares a curiosity and passion for water issues far beyond the specific problems we each research, connecting people and ideas across fields and potentially influencing the paths we take.”