Having previously worked at New York University and Brooklyn College, Amanda Allen is excited to be returning to CUNY and joining the GSPHHP team as a Research Programs Manager. Prior to moving to New York City, Amanda worked as a grants specialist at the University of Central Arkansas while working on her graduate degree in College Student Personal and Higher Ed Administration. With a special interest in public outreach, public health policy, and political and social change she is exited to learn more about GSPHHP projects and to work closely with faculty to help secure funding and ensure their projects run smoothly.
Outside of the office she enjoys reengaging in state of constant awe and discovery with her two young daughters.
Erika Reuter has joined the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy as one of two Research Programs Managers. She is excited to be a part of the wonderful team at GSPHHP, to move from the non-profit sector to academia and to work closely with her new colleague Amanda Allen.
Over the previous decade, Erika supported global conservation programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based at the Bronx Zoo. Most recently, she was the Program Manager for the WCS Sharks and Rays Program and, before that, Program Manager for the WCS Asia Program. She has an MA in Biology from Boston University, a BA in Biological Sciences from Smith College and a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University, and has taken courses at the University of Iceland and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, and through the University of London/Royal Veterinary College’s distance learning program. Erika is fascinated by “One Health” issues (those at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health), and particularly enjoyed courses in Conservation Medicine and Veterinary Epidemiology. She spends her spare time walking her dogs and exploring the neighborhoods of NYC.