Jonny Crocker (Fall, 2011)
December 27, 2011
Environmental sciences and engineering
After completing an undergraduate degree at Tufts University, Jonny Crocker volunteered in Latin America and Ghana.A schistosomiasis prevention project he worked on in Ghana convinced him to come to UNC for a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (2011) and a doctoral degree.”I realized that graduate work would allow me to be involved in bigger projects and have greater impact,” he says.
Since Tibet, I’ve worked on water and sanitation projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Everywhere I travel, I meet the most amazing individuals who are working as hard as they can to try to provide for their families.Frequent infectious disease from lack of safe drinking water is a constant obstacle, keeping children from attending school and adults from working. I hope to spend my career working on solutions to alleviate the disease burden, helping these individuals reach their full potential. Carolina Public Health is a publication of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. To view previous issues, please visit www.sph.unc.edu/cph.