Yoshika Crider

2015 Hellman Graduate Awardee


Energy and Resources
UC Berkeley

Originally from Kansas, Yoshika Crider is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Graduate Group in Energy and Resources, where she plans to focus on safe water and development. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2013.

Over the past two years, Crider has been based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as the Project Manager for Lotus Water — a project focused on community-level water disinfection for urban slums. “I’m passionate about safe drinking water access for the urban poor, and I especially love working and traveling in South and Southeast Asia,” Crider says.

In Bangladesh, she has been working on a project that tests and adapts technologies for community-level water disinfection in urban slums. She and her team hope to develop an alternative to both centralized and household-level water treatment, which have previously proven ineffective.

“The Hellman Graduate Award will give me more flexibility to explore all Berkeley has to offer and let me focus my attention on my studies and research. I’m very grateful for this support,” Crider say