Erin comes to IDF with over nine years of experience in gender-based violence programing across five regions in the world. She has worked for various international organizations leading programs to address violence against women and girls in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the Thailand-Burma border. Most recently, Erin acted as a technical advisor to the United Nations Population Fund on gender and mental health issues, supporting local and international organizations in their programming on reproductive health and psychosocial care in crisis-affected areas across Syria, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Erin has expertise in strategic direction, program design and coordination, operationalizing minimum standards, and capacity building and training.
Erin returns to Boston where she began her career working in the non-profit sector to improve access to higher education within refugee and low-income communities.
Erin holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work with a concentration in global practice and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Florida.