Erin first went to Honduras on a Spring break trip as a student volunteer with the Penn State chapter of Global Medical Brigades in 2008. After that life-changing experience, Erin continued to return to Honduras in many different capacities beginning with a classroom teacher position with BECA from 2010 - 2011. Erin then remained in Honduras for two more years working with Global Brigades to manage volunteers, coordinate student trips, and develop and implement programmatic activities. After returning Stateside, Erin worked with the non-profit Education Development Center in Washington D.C. where she had the opportunity to travel to Honduras, Guyana, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide administrative support and backstopping to USAID-funded youth workforce development projects.
Born in New Orleans and raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Erin graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Geography in 2010. After living in Honduras for 3 years, Erin returned to Pennsylvania to receive her Master of International Development from the University of Pittsburgh.