Our Team

Our interdisciplinary academic research team is led by faculty in City Planning, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Public Health, and consists of a talented student team with expertise in Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work, and much more!

Our lead community partner is Think Dignity, a San Diego non-profit organization that advances basic dignity for people experiencing homelessness through advocacy and innovation. Think Dignity has been advocating for universal sanitation access in San Diego for over 15 years.

Dr. Megan Welsh-Carroll

Dr. Megan Welsh-Carroll

Primary Investigator (she/her/ella)

Dr. Madison Swayne

Dr. Madison Swayne

Primary Investigator (she/her)

Dr. Jennifer Felner

Dr. Jennifer Felner

Primary Investigator (she/her)

Dr. Jerel Calzo

Dr. Jerel Calzo

Primary Investigator (he/him)

Mitchelle Woodson

Mitchelle Woodson

Community Partner (she/her)

Merlynn Watanabe

Merlynn Watanabe

Community Partner (she/her)

Christine Lopez

Christine Lopez

Community Partner (she/her)

Nicolas Gutierrez III

Nicolas Gutierrez III

Graduate Research Assistant (he/him)

Lahiru Kodituwakku

Lahiru Kodituwakku

Graduate Research Assistant (they/them)

Adriana Rios

Adriana Rios

Graduate Research Assistant (she/her)

Justin Tran

Justin Tran

Graduate Research Assistant (he/him)

Rafael Chavez

Rafael Chavez

Graduate Research Assistant (he/him)

Giovanna Zampa

Giovanna Zampa

Undergraduate Research Assistant (she/her)

Becki O'Donnell

Becki O'Donnell

Undergraduate Research Assistant (she/her)

Sara Rodrigue

Sara Rodrigue

Undergraduate Research Assistant (she/her)

Lexie Shorter

Lexie Shorter

Undergraduate Research Assistant (she/her)

Anna Brandsness

Anna Brandsness

Undergraduate Research Assistant (she/her)

Jonathen Vaquez

Jonathen Vaquez

Undergraduate Research Assistant (he/him)

Daniel Kellogg

Daniel Kellogg

Research Assistant (he/him)

Project for Sanitation Justice Alumni

Ekenedilichukwu Aniemeka
Nidhi Gopagani
Christin Lacy
Ro Nadreau
Jessica Porter
Catalina Torres