Originally from Oregon, Erin grew up between the Portland area and various countries in Asia. Her path to the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education program began in Huehuetenango, Guatemala where she worked as a Food Security Facilitator with the Peace Corps. She spent a year working at Portland Nursery, where she learned more about plants, and returned to Nutrition Education in 2012 as a SNAP-Ed and EFNEP EPA. She worked on the GROW Healthy Kids and Communities grant for three years, before returning to SNAP-Ed and EFNEP as a Program Coordinator. She works primarily in Clackamas County, with some time in Portland working with the Portland Hispanic Nutrition Education Program. She holds a joint bachelor's/master's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Oregon State University.