Yina Shan is a third-year undergraduate student at McMaster University. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Health Sciences degree with a Specialization in Global Health. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has had the opportunity to work on various global health initiatives, including an environmental health project on open landfills and solid waste management concerns in Sierra Leone. As a member of the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter, she collaborates with graduate students, faculty members, and community partners to promote interdisciplinary discussions on water research, advocacy, and sustainability.
Yina is eager to join UNU-INWEH to further explore the intersections between water and health. She is undertaking a four-month research project under the supervision of Ms. Praem Mehta. Her primary responsibility involves conducting a review of past and present investments made into remediation technologies and mitigation efforts for arsenic-contaminated water.