Jennifer Stevenson is a research associate and resident entomologist at the Macha Research Trust in Zambia, where she is working on new techniques for malaria control. Stevenson studied biological sciences at the University of Oxford, and did both an MSc and PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine investigating ways to control mosquitoes. After spending 5 years working in Kenya on malaria research, she moved to Macha, Zambia in March this year. Macha is a small rural community area in the Southern Province of Zambia, which is made up mainly of traditional villagers who live in homesteads scattered over the savannah. Stevenson has spent 12 years working in public health, and has spent much of that time working in remote locations in Uganda, Venezuela, Kenya, and now Zambia. Naturejobs caught up with her in Macha to find out more about her work and career.