Erin Merz, APR, M.A.

Portland State University, Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing

Erin Merz, APR, MA, is a seasoned public relations professional with a knack for creating quality content that reaches the right audiences and inspires action. Her communications expertise, passion for storytelling, results-driven mindset, and commitment to building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders adds substantial value to the organizations that she works with.

Erin currently manages communications for Portland State University Campus Rec & Student Union Services. In her role she has the opportunity to combine her professional expertise with her personal passion for health, wellness and creating a sense of belonging. Erin has a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from Grand Valley State University, a Master’s degree in communications from the New York Institute of Technology and holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). She’s also an active member and volunteer with the Public Relations Society of America Oregon Chapter.

Connect with her online at or Instagram and Twitter at @erinmerz.


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