Emily Woods believes simple engineering solutions can change the world. She is responsible for Sanivation’s innovative technology designs. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. A selection of her work includes drilling water wells in Central America with Living Water, designing solar systems for Yellowstone National Park, prototyping solar latrines in Chile, and was the Sanitation Engineer for WSUP in Naivasha, Kenya.
Hana believes a toilet should bring you dignity—not disease. Graduating from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in International Affairs, she focused on human rights and development. In the past, she has worked in Uganda with micro-financing, and interned with the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Hana joined Sanivation in January, 2013.
Andrew believes that local and market driven solutions can change the world. With degrees from Emory and Georgia Tech in Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Engineering he assists with Sanivation’s user-centric and market driven approach. He’s worked with a variety of WASH groups including CDC, IWMI in Ghana, GE, and others. Outside of the WASH sector he has managed an impact investment program for global social enterprises and worked as a consultant for a social impact strategy firm.
Jasmine is an Industrial Designer from Georgia Institute of Technology and has a heart for humanitarian design. At the 2011 Georgia Tech Women’s Leadership Conference, Jasmine was inspired “to do something” to address the global sanitation crisis; since then, she has loved toilets. Jasmine leads the design of the SafiChoo toilet and brings her aesthetic and user focused eye to assist all aspects of Sanivation’s work.
Benjamin Kramer-Roach believes that re-purposing waste can save lives and the environment. Graduating from Emory University with a degree in Environmental Science, his studies have focused on conservation of biodiversity with a special interest in grassroots movements. Benjamin joined Sanivation in 2014 to work on the production of bio-briquettes.
Mona studied Industrial Design. Her strong interest to combine user-centered design and sustainability to solve problems in development countries started in 2010 when she began to research on urban sanitation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Bangladesh. She designed a sanitation service, including the portable household toilet, called MoSan. In August 2013 she worked with Sanivation to test 5 MoSan toilets and the ecological sanitation service with interested people from Karagita in Naivasha (Kenya)
Nick Van Vliet
Before Sanivation Nick worked as the community development coordinator for Water Missions International in Haiti. While there he worked to establish standards that could be scaled to all country programs in relation to micro-enterprise, water and sanitation practices and overall committee management. Before working with WMI, Nick analyzed and reported on Economic Development with the Dutch Permanent Mission to the United Nations. He graduated from Emory University with a B.B.A. in both Business and Music.
Sean studied international affairs at Georgia Tech which led him to Nairobi, Kenya where he worked with a micro-finance and business writing competition to help Kenyan university students develop their businesses. Before Sanivation he worked with Georgia Tech Leadership Development in marketing and outreach.
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