My name is Amber Erickson. I am a second year DrPH Leadership student and a GSU alumni (BS Biology-2006, MPH Epidemiology-2008). I grew up with the military (Air Force) which makes pinning down a place that I am from a little difficult but I consider GA home. I work for the Georgia Department of Public Health, North Central Health District in Macon as the District Epidemiologist and have been there for 5 years. Prior to that I worked with the State of Wyoming’s Health Department as the Emergency Preparedness Epidemiologist. My main interests lie in infectious disease epidemiology and emergency preparedness but I also enjoy branching out to other areas.