Climate & Energy Outreach Organizer, Environment & Health Program
Antonia Herzog is the Climate & Energy Outreach Organizer in the Environment & Health Program where she engages health professionals in effective campaigns to fight climate change, halt dirty fossil fuels, and promote clean, renewable energy. She facilitates collaboration among PSR chapters to advance 100% clean renewable energy and energy efficiency commitments. In addition, her work encompasses educating and activating health professionals as spokespeople on the importance of sustaining the EPA budget and preventing regulatory rollbacks on policies protecting climate and health as well as mobilizing PSR members nationwide on these issues.
Previously, she worked at NRDC in the Climate and Clean Air program for 14 years, initially as a staff scientist, then as a program legislative advocate, and finally as the Deputy Director of the program. Her focus was on climate change and clean energy policies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of the U.S. economy with a more recent focus on EPA’s Clean Power Plan and methane emission reductions from the oil and gas industry. Prior to that she was an American Physical Society congressional legislative science fellow in the office of Senator John D. Rockefeller (WV) and a postdoctoral fellow in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Herzog holds a doctorate in physics from the University of California, San Diego, a masters in applied physics from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Dartmouth College and a B.A from Vassar College.