Yoshika grew up in Lawrence, KS, and received her B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2013. For the next nearly 2 years, she lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as the Project Manager for Lotus Water, a Stanford-based group focused on community-level water disinfection for urban slums. In collaboration with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, the work involved identifying, developing, and adapting low cost chlorination technologies to fit community water collection points. At ERG, she is excited to continue researching practical ways to ensure low cost, safe drinking water access for the urban poor.