Joanna Herrmann

Joanna Herrmann

Joanna is currently the Director of North America Supply Chain Innovation & sustainability, at Nike. While at Michigan, she completed a Master’s Project for Kellogg Company, assessing the sustainability of their rice supply chain in Asia, and served as Director of...
Brian Rassel

Brian Rassel

I came to Erb after several years in consulting and more recently VC, both of which I really enjoyed but was not totally professionally fulfilled doing. I arrived in order to learn and develops skills that will allow me (and my peers) to tackle the greatest problem we...
David Nowak

David Nowak

Dave joined the Erb Institute following a life-long passion for the environment and sustainability issues. He earned his bachelors degrees in environmental science and economics from Rice University, and is a LEED AP. Prior to joining Erb, Dave worked at MWH Global,...
John Serron

John Serron

John comes to the University of Michigan and the Erb Institute after seven-plus years working in the finance sector, most recently as a Portfolio Analyst for Fisher Investments. John plans to use his time here to transition into the renewable energy industry by...
Juan Pablo Garcia

Juan Pablo Garcia

Juan Pablo´s main interests are the alleviation of poverty and the regeneration of the environment through the creation of sustainable projects. Before joining Erb, he was working at an investment banking firm on bringing together the global orange juice industry with...
Kelsea Ballantyne

Kelsea Ballantyne

Kelsea is currently the Head of Manufacturing Standardized Work 777, at Boeing. Kelsea is a change maker who creates elegant solutions in challenging global environments, ranging from social enterprises in the slums of India to managing the representation of African...
Kristine Schantz

Kristine Schantz

Kristine is Director of Strategy and Innovation for Global Operations and Logistics at Nike, leading development, alignment and governance of the function’s strategic priorities. While at Erb she benefited from work with Fiat Chrysler, Apple and UM Procurement...
Marianna Kerppola

Marianna Kerppola

Marianna facilitates positive behavior change using human-centered design to benefit human health, the environment, and society. Marianna is currently a Strategic Account Manager at JOOL, where she enables end-users to find and live out their life purpose. Prior to...
Monica Wyant

Monica Wyant

Monica comes to the Erb Institute after four years working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs. Her experience working with state and local officials across the country on agriculture and natural resource...
James (Nate) Underwood

James (Nate) Underwood

Nate currently works in Business Development at Tesla. Nate joined the Erb Institute after spending five years working in government contracting, strategy, and operations in DC. He left Washington with an understanding that companies can often improve sustainability...