WSSS STUDENT: JOANNA BROWN
Degree and Year of Graduation
M.S., Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 2016
Fields of Study
Why did you join WSSS?
WSSS was one of the reasons I applied to Tufts. Major humanitarian issues like water security seem so intractable from any single perspective, which is why it's so important to bring the disciplines together to communicate and collaborate.
What was your favorite part of the WSSS program?
Learning about ecologically dynamic infrastructure options for mitigating nutrient pollution was really exciting. I focused on constructed wetlands; it made me realize the scope of potential for bioremediation.
What was the most challenging part of the WSSS Program?
Planning the 2015 WSSS symposium required a lot of agility. One day is just not enough to do justice to the range of important water issues. We had speakers on everything from WASH practices to livestock management- it's difficult to make that a cohesive one-day program.
What’s one piece of advice for incoming WSSS students?
I would opt for the practicum track. I had the opportunity to conduct a research project through a tiE research fellowship, but was still happy I did the practicum class. I appreciated the community network and the opportunity to enact solutions.