Erin Knowles is the newest member of our pollution prevention team. As a media specialist, she’ll work closely with the rest of the team to expand the Unwanted Meds program and increase public awareness of pharmaceutical pollution. Erin will oversee the program’s social media presence, using engaging the public in the proper disposal of unwanted medicines with research, tips, and other useful information about pharmaceuticals and personal care products. 
Before joining IISG, Erin worked on public health and sustainability initiatives at the Department of Health and Human Services and University Illinois Extension. She also has a wealth of experience as a freelance writer and photographer to bring to the Unwanted Meds program. Erin received a Master’s degree in public health from Boston University.