Angela Harris

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Angela is currently a Fellow with the Thinking Matters program at Stanford. Angela received her PhD in Stanford's Environmental Engineering and Science Program (Spring 2015). Angela completed her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to coming to Stanford for her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Angela conducts research related to water, sanitation, and child health in developing countries. Angela has extensive experience in developing survey questionnaires and conducting structured observations at the household level as a part of research studies in Tanzania, Kenya, and Bangladesh. Alongside her work in environmental engineering, Angela also conducts research related to engineering education as part of DEL group. Currently her work related to education seeks to better understand student career choices and institutional support for students in career development and career preparation. She also works on better understanding undergraduate engineering student interests, behaviors, development, and career choices related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Angela is involved in Stanford's student chapter of American Society of Engineering Education and has served on the executive board for two years, including the role of President for the 2013-2014 academic year.


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, June 2015 (expected)
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
  • B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009


  • Julian, T. R., Islam, M. A., Pickering, A. J., Roy, S., Fuhrmeister, E. R., Ercumen, A., Harris, A., Bishai J., Schwab, K. J. (2015) Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from feces, hands, and soils in rural Bangladesh using the Colilert Qunati-Tray System (IDEXX). Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
  • Mattioli, M. C., Boehm, A.B., Davis, J., Harris, A. R., Mrisho, M., Pickering, A. J. (2014) Enteric pathogens in stored drinking water and on caregiver’s hands in Tanzanian household with and without reported cases of child diarrhea. PLoS ONE, 9(1).
  • Harris, A. R., Davis, J., Boehm, A. (2013) Mechanisms of post-supply contamination of drinking water in Bagamoyo, Tazania. Journal of Water and Health, 11(3), 5543-554.
  • Han, S., Mukherji, S. T., Rice, A., & Hughes, J. B. (2011). Determination of 2, 4-and 2, 6-dinitrotoluene biodegradation limits. Chemosphere, 85(5), 848-853.

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