Jitka Hiscox is a PhD student in the environmental engineering program at Stanford University, advised by Professor Jenna Davis. She holds an undergraduate degree in government from Harvard and an MSc in geographic information science (GIS) for development and environment from Clark University. Prior to coming to Stanford, Jitka has worked as a GIS and ICT specialist for international NGOs supporting programs in HIV/TB care and humanitarian response in Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Haiti. She has also provided research support to development economics projects in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zambia. At Stanford, Jitka is developing research on the effect of water access on household water insecurity, maternal mental health and child development. Her study is based in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.