Water Health Educator - Promoting advocacy for access to clean water
Staff Bios
Shannyn Snyder received her Bachelors of Political Science and Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies in Anthropology and Global Health, both through George Mason University. Her previous research includes the study of access to clean water and healthcare in vulnerable populations and wastewater pathogens in recreational and drinking water systems.  Shannyn's current work focuses on vulnerable populations and their access to basic needs, as well as environmental and social justice issues both domestic and international.  Shannyn developed Water Health Educator as a means to connect college students and public health professionals, as well as the general public, with news of community, regional, and global issues concerning water. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University in the College of Health and Human Services, Department of Global and Community Health, where she teaches Health and Environment and Community Health and Literature.  Member, The Society for Applied Anthropology; Member, American Public Health Association; Member, Working Group on Displaced Populations, Center for Global Studies, George Mason University. GMU CHSS Spotlight http://chss.gmu.edu/articles/961

Eden Potter is a college undergrad, majoring in elementary education. She is also a human interest and environmental photographer (www.edenpotterphotography.com) and student teacher with a passion for charity water projects and educating children about ocean habitats and endangered marine animals.  She earned the highest honor in Girl Scouts, The Gold Award, for her local workshops on Sea Creature Conservation.  Eden currently serves as Program Advisor for Youth Outreach at Water Health Educator, through which she attends lectures and presentations at George Mason University and at area venues for public health, researches the effects of pollutants on marine animals and presents pollution models to school children in Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. 

Jason Zheng is a senior, majoring in Government and International Politics at George Mason University. He enjoys doing analytical research of historical, legal and on government policing and political issues. After he graduates in 2016, he plans to become a federal employee and work closely near the Capitol. He aspires to influence environmental policies and educate people of all ages of the preexisting problems of this world. On his spare time he likes to travel, cook (especially Mexican and Chinese food), write poetry and read books.

Brigitte Keen is a senior at George Mason University. She is majoring in Community Health with a concentration in Global Health.
Brigitte has always had a passion for environmental health, but gained a particular interest in waste allocation during her first trip to Haiti in 2011. In her spare time, Brigitte works as an after-school nutrition coach for elementary aged students, and volunteers for various campus organizations as well as a local Free-Clinic. She enjoys writing and research, and looks forward to working in the field with local landfills and water treatment facilities.

Nicole Kraatz is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University. She is majoring in Global and Community Health with a concentration in global health. She enjoys doing research and learning about infectious and emergent diseases and is a contributing researcher and writer for Water Health Educator. After graduation in 2015, Nicole plans on going to a nursing school in Virginia to get her RN license and eventually become a naval nurse.

Kellie Frizzell is a senior at George Mason University, majoring in Community Health with concentration in Pre-Health Professions.  During the school year, Kellie volunteers as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the counties of Stafford and Fairfax Virginia.  After she graduates in 2015, Kellie plans to attend a Physician Assistant (PA) program in Virginia.  After she completes the PA program, she aspires to travel abroad to provide medical care for people in need. 

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