Erin joined the JWRP in July 2014. She grew up in Augusta, GA, and received Bachelors Degrees in both Social Studies Education and History from the University of Georgia.
While she was a student, she conducted research on Southern Jewish Women and the Civil Rights Movement as a part of her senior thesis and was selected to attend the Jewish Women’s Archive Education Conference in 2012.
After graduating, Erin taught middle school Social Studies and also served as an Education Fellow at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), a non-profit organization based in Jackson, Mississippi. This gave her the opportunity to travel twice a month to and provide year-round support for 12 different Jewish communities that teach the ISJL's pluralistic religious school curriculum. In these communities, Erin led Shabbat and holiday services, teacher trainings, adult and family education lessons, and religious school programming for all ages.
She is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for Judaism, social justice, and Israel with the JWRP participants. Her interests include violin, ballet, challah baking, and travel.