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 supporting 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.