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  • Collection: Living with PFAS Interviews
Go to A.J. Birkbeck, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

A.J. Birbeck is an environmental attorney based in Chicago, but originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his interview, he discusses the lack of information available to the public about PFAS and his work in communities with large contaminations,…
Go to Abigail Hendershott, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Abby Hendershott is originally from Bay City, Michigan and now lives in Rockford, Michigan. In this interview, Abby discusses her work as a District Supervisor in relation to the PFAS water contamination at former Wolverine dumping sites.
Go to Beth Markesino, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Beth Markesino lives in Wilmington, North Carolina and is an avid runner. In her interview, she discusses the impact PFAS contamination has had on her life and health, and that of her son Samuel.
Go to Brian Steglitz, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Brian Steglitz moved to Michigan in the late 1990s and currently lives in Ann Arbor. Brian is the manager of the city's water treatment services. In the interview, Steglitz discusses work and response to the presence of PFAS contaminants in the…
Go to Cathy Wusterbarth, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Cathy Wustarbarth is from Oscoda, Michigan, on the coast of Lake Huron. In this interview, Cathy discusses her exposure to PFAS and its impact on her health. Wusterbarth has also been actively involved with the Oscoda Citizens for Clean Water,…
Go to Defenseless but Fighting: A Personal Battle with PFAS and Infertility item page

Personal essay by Bryan Goodman discussing the impact of PFAS on his family and fertility.
Go to Elaine Isley, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Elaine Isley is the Director of Water Programs at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). She grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, but has been a resident of Grand Rapids for more than 20 years. In her interview she discusses …
Go to Emily Donovan, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Emily Donovan is originally from South Carolina, but has lived in North Carolina, near Wilmington, for almost 12 years. In this interview, Emily discusses how her husband's sudden loss of sight led doctors to identify a tumor. A few years later, the…
Go to Gail Mancewicz, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Gail Mancewicz lives in Rockford, Michigan. In this interview, Mancewicz discusses the demolition of the old Wolverine tannery and the environmental and public health impact on the community.
Go to Garret Ellison, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Garret Ellison is an investigative environmental reporter at Mlive and Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. In this interview, Ellison discusses PFAS contamination in the Wolverine Worldwide site in Rockford, MI and his role in breaking MI-based PFAS…
Go to Gary Pettyjohn, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Gary Pettyjohn grew up in Grayling, Michigan before moving to the southeast region of the state. His experiences with PFAS in his community center around the Wurstmuth Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan. After learning about the contamination in…
Go to Graham Peaslee, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Dr. Graham Peaslee is a professor at the University of Notre Dame. He began his career in nuclear physics and chemistry and now studies environmental issues. In this interview, he discusses his work identifying and measuring PFAS chemicals used in…
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