Jeannette is a civil engineer with over 12 years of infrastructure experience in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and North America. Her expertise as a consulting engineer and researcher spans various topics including decentralized water and sanitation, fecal sludge management, household energy use, life cycle assessment, financial modeling, climate resilience, and small-scale infrastructure design.
She’s been involved in all aspects of the sanitation service chain from the implementation of household sanitation infrastructure to the design, construction, and monitoring of decentralized wastewater and fecal sludge treatment systems, including recovery and reuse of energy resources and biosolids. Her recent research has focused on evaluating the lifecycle costs and benefits of integrated sanitation and energy recovery strategies in low-income municipalities in countries such as India, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Jeannette was born and raised on Hawaii. Growing up surrounded by the island’s natural beauty has made an indelible impact on her work, where she strives to maximize environmental benefits through natural systems thinking.