Erica earned her Bachelors in Biology, and Masters in Toxicology & Environmental Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has focused her career on water and its connection to public health and ecology.
As a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, she conducted independent research on the ecological and socio-economic links between heavy metals in Lake Chapala, Mexico, and the dietary habits of local populations.
Most recently, she has concentrated her efforts on a multi-village Biosand Filter and WASH initiative throughout Ecuador. She now works for Rotary International as the Area of Focus Manager in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Manager of the RI/USAID Alliance.
AVFCW is 100% volunteer run with nearly zero overhead. We rely on the generosity of people just like you volunteering their time—or donating what they can—towards our goal of providing clean drinking water for all.