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CAS Summer Research Fellows Present on Marine Protected Areas and Water Delivery
Josheena Naggea, PhD Student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER); CAS Summer Research Grant Recipient 2018.
Josheena is a second-year E-IPER (Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources) doctoral student supporting marine governance in small island states who are facing current impacts of climate change. Her focal area is in East Africa, where she is exploring innovative ways of sustainably managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Republic of Mauritius, her home country. Her research is situated at the nexus of political ecology and marine policy and focuses on adaptive management of marine protected areas, community inclusion, and the valorization of natural and cultural heritage in marine resource management. Josheena hopes to use her research on MPAs to further understanding of the complexities of local environmental stewardship efforts and environmental identity in a post-colonial context. She joined the Seetah Lab in September 2017, where she has also been supporting the underwater heritage project in Mauritius, by looking at how local communities can benefit from heritage tourism.
Jitka Hiscox, Ph.D. student in the Environmental Engineering; CAS Summer Research Grant Recipient 2018.
Jitka is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Engineering program. She holds an undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard and an MSc in GIS for Development and Environment from Clark University. Prior to coming to Stanford, she has worked as a GIS and ICT specialist for international NGOs supportin g programs in HIV/TB care and humanitarian response in Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Haiti. She has also provided research support to development economics projects in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Zambia. At Stanford, Jitka is interested in the long-term health and economic benefits of water and sanitation services. At the moment, her research focuses on the effect of water access on household water insecurity, maternal mental health, and child development.
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