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Nikki is a graduate student in the MSPH program in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering department. Nikki’s master’s research is focused on environmental health of forcibly displaced populations. She is leading a systematic scoping review that has split into three papers—one for each UNHCR phase of displacement (emergency, mid-term, and protracted). During the summer of 2018 she worked in Jordan with World Vision [more]
Kristen’s interest in water and sanitation issues in developing countries began when teaching high school science in the Peace Corps in Kenya and has since led to water and sanitation fieldwork in Mozambique and South Africa with UNC, UNICEF, and Engineers Without Borders. Her primary interests include how infrastructural planning and policies and technology development can be used to provide sustainable services in the face of uncertainties [more]
David is a PhD student using environmental microbiology to evaluate water and sanitation infrastructure. He received his bachelor’s in environmental science from UNC and researched the impacts of climate change on forest biodiversity and on access to water and sanitation infrastructure before returning to UNC for his graduate studies. In his dissertation research, David is using molecular detection and stochastic modeling to characterize [more]
Meghan is a graduate student in the MSPH program in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering department. Her research addresses the sustainability of rural drinking water systems in sub-Saharan Africa. She is specifically focused on solar-powered drinking water systems. Her duties include working with NGOs, local governments and communities to identify the formal and informal processes that promote sustainability in solar-powered [more]
Interested in Becoming a Water Institute Affiliated Student?
Being a Water Institute affiliated student is a valuable and exciting experience that presents numerous opportunities for growth.
Students affiliated with the Water Institute are registered students at UNC and have active interest in water-health-environment linkages through their own research, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) or other pursuits. Typically, Water Institute students work in one or more of the Water Institute focus areas and with faculty advisors affiliated with The Institute. We encourage Water Institute affiliated students to pursue an interdisciplinary outlook on their work, maintain high academic standards and actively network among their fellow Water Institute affiliates. As a Water Institute student affiliate, you will have the opportunity to: