Dr. Amanda Herzog is a Great Lakes program officer at the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. She has over 10 years of experience in environmental engineering research with a background in agricultural and environmental sustainability, pressing threats to water quality in the Great Lakes ecosystem, and the social equity implications of environmental concerns. She is passionate about protecting natural resources and creating positive environmental impacts as it relates to water and public health, especially those affecting the way of life for Michiganders. Prior to joining the Erb Family Foundation, Amanda worked in academia and at a nonprofit startup developing a real-time early warning system for water quality monitoring.
Through her service as an Oakland County Parks and Recreation commissioner (and chairperson of OCPR Environmental Sustainability Committee), chairperson of the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board, and chairperson of the Royal Oak Water Systems Advisory Council, she has educated and engaged the local government and the public on a variety environmental issues as well as promote the connectivity of public health to the environment.
When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, participating in local events, cheering on the Michigan State University Spartans, and gardening. Amanda holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University.