Anna Mittag is a sophomore studying chemical engineering and poverty studies with research interests in public health, human rights, and environmental justice. Mittag specifically hopes to link these issues through involvement in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
This year, Mittag is working with Professor Ellis Adjei Adams of the Keough School of Global Affairs, assisting him with his research focusing on human-water interactions in the global south. She is currently contributing to a project revolving around water governance and human rights in water-intensive industries though qualitative research and case study reviews. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop an operational framework to assist stakeholders in defining, monitoring, and enforcing various human rights to water. As she begins her research through ISP, Mittag looks forward to learning more about the intersectionality of water scarcity and complex issues regarding health, gender, education, politics, and the environment.