Environmental Engineer specializing in Public Health
Laura is a researcher examining how changes in ecological services affect human health. She joins NatCap after completing her PhD at Stanford, where her dissertation work with Steve Luby (School of Medicine) and Jenna Davis (Civil & Environmental Engineering) focused on children’s exposure to fecal contamination in the domestic environment. Her prior research on child health and development encompassed a range of interventions in the build environment, including water, sanitation, hygiene, and ventilation infrastructure and behaviors. In addition to living and working in Bangladesh, Laura has also conducted research in China, Mongolia, Peru, and Kenya. Prior to graduate school, Laura worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, developing and implementing National Water Quality Standards and improving the security of American’s drinking water utilities.