Public Affairs Specialist
Michael Illenberg works as a Public Affairs Specialist in ERS's Information Services Division. His responsibilities include media relations, marketing, and public outreach.
Michael's previous work includes developing and implementing outreach and communications strategies for the Yukon River Fisheries Association, the North Pacific Research Board and the Alaska Sealife Center. Prior to his career in public affairs, Michael worked as a marine mammalogist at the Alaska Sealife Center, and zoo animal husbandry and behavior specialist at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Sea World of Florida.
Michael earned a MA in International Diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont. He also has undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Marketing Management from Florida Southern College, Zoo Science from Santa Fe College, and Life Science from St. Petersburg College.