Meet the Poop Group...

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Jenna Davis

Jenna Davis is the faculty advisor to the Poop Group and a co-founder and faculty lead of the Water, Health & Development program at Stanford. Her research and teaching focuses on the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users in developing countries.

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Tallie Faircloth

Tallie is a fourth-year graduate student in the Environmental Engineering & Science Program at Stanford. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, with a minor in French, and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Virginia. During her time at UVA, she traveled to Guatemala to participate in a community planning and water system assessment project for her engineering capstone project, after which she chose to further pursue the field of international development.

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Rebecca Gilsdorf

Rebecca is a fifth year graduate student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, working toward her PhD. Having previously worked on drinking water and sanitation systems in Uganda and Sudan, Rebecca is interested in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in developing countries, focusing primarily on systems in urban and peri-urban areas.

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Jeff Ho

Jeff is a graduate student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program, currently enrolled in the MS degree but planning on staying for a PhD. He is interested in epidemiological studies focusing on user perception and behavioural changes, with special use of GIS and GPS technologies to enhance research ability. Currently, he is working with fellow Poop Group member Kory Russel in examining the role water point distance has on perceived energy usage and other factors in Nampula, Mozambique.

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Laura Kwong

Laura is a first year graduate student in the Environmental Engineering and Science program within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford.  She is particularly interested in sanitation issues in Asia. She is currently working projects in Bangladesh, determinants of sanitation and contamination in produce markets. 

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Jeannette Laramee

Jeannette is currently pursuing a Masters of Engineering degree at Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on resource recovery benefits of small-scale biogas digester systems in developing countries. In particular, she is interested in the viability of biogas systems to increase access to both sanitation and renewable forms of energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Amy Janel Pickering

Amy J. Pickering is a Research Associate in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. She earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D in Environment and Resources from Stanford University in 2011. Amy uses social science, epidemiology, and microbiology to understand diarrheal disease transmission pathways among households in low-income countries and develop strategies to interrupt them.

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Kory C. Russel

Kory is a PhD student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.  He is currently focusing his efforts on water supply and sanitation issues in rural Africa, specifically Mozambique. He has performed fieldwork in Maputo, Mozambique with fellow Poop Group member, Valentina Zuin. More recently he has been working on a large rural water improvement impact evaluation in Nampula, Mozambique. He specifically studies the caloric energy women expend when carrying water.


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Shreyan Sen

Shreyan is a first year graduate student in the Environmental Engineering and Science program within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford, and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Republic of Guinea). He is fluent in Bengali and currently works on water & sanitation projects in Bangladesh.

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Lauren Steinbaum

 Lauren is a PhD student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program.  Her interest are soil-transmitted helminths, rural sanitation technologies, decentralized wastewater treatment. She is interested in transmission pathways of soil-transmitted helminths, particularly Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm. Her work is focused on the relationship between sanitation, soil contamination, and soil-transmitted helminth infection.

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Eric B Wilburn

Eric is a first year graduate student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program. Having most recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, he is interested in water and sanitation issues in low- income countries with a current focus on developing sustainable water and sanitation systems through resource recovery from human waste.

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James Winter

James is a first year graduate student in Environment Engineering & Science.  He graduated from Harvard in 2011 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and spent the last 3 years working in public health and management consulting prior to coming to Stanford.  He is particularly interested in the provision of potable water and sanitation in low-income, urban environments.
 

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Dan Worthington Smith

Daniel began graduate studies in the Environmental Engineering and Sciences program at Stanford in 2015. He holds a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and an MSc in Water, Sanitation, and Health Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK. Daniel has worked in environmental remediation in the US and managed water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in Latin America and Africa, including extended residence in Honduras, Peru, Mexico, and The Gambia.

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