Laura joined the Research Learning team at CAWST in August 2015, where she serves as a household water treatment and safe storage expert and knowledge management specialist. She recently completed her PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her research was on the innovation-development process of household water treatment as a concept in the literature, as a product in the field, and as a policy at the national level. She focused on Ghana, and specifically on the implementation of ceramic, biosand and membrane filters there, as well as the National Strategy for Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. Laura’s background includes a BSc in Environmental Engineering, with a minor in Spanish, from Northwestern University and an MSE in Geography and Environmental Engineering, with a focus on water and wastewater treatment processes, from Johns Hopkins University. Laura’s work, research and volunteering have taken her to Panama, Chile, Ghana, Kenya and Nepal.

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