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Christine Pu

Christine Pu

Student
School: 
Engineering
Research Areas: 
Human health & medicine
Infrastructure policy & planning
Sanitation & wastewater

Christine Pu is a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering and sciences. She holds a BEng in chemical engineering from McGill University. Pu’s experience with compiling an Environmental Impact Assessment report for a local community water project in Kenya ignited her passion for the development, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and environmental resource management sectors. Since then, she has worked closely with The World Bank on a Poverty Diagnostic study of the WASH sector in Tajikistan and with Engineers Without Borders Canada on extracting meaningful learnings from organization failures across their ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Stanford, Pu is interested in elucidating the transmission routes of drinking water pathogens and understanding the impacts of different governance structures on system sustainability. Currently, Pu is conducting research in rural India, where she spends her time understanding the etiology of campylobacter infections in children and understanding the key factors that stand in the way of WASH infrastructure sustainability in schools.