John concentrates on developing and supporting Aquaya’s research programs related to sanitation outcomes, economics, and markets in urban and rural areas. He also contributes to research related to safe water management and WASH data science. Previously, John was a postdoctoral research associate and doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied global possibilities associated with resource recovery from sanitation, with particular focus on sustainability and suitability in resource-limited contexts such as informal settlements in Kampala, Uganda. John also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, helping to develop water, sanitation, and school infrastructure programs with Brick by Brick Uganda.
John has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida, and a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University.