B.A. in English Literature from University of California at Berkeley with a minor in urban education; completed graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania for her teaching certificate. Erin began her career in education in Oakland, CA working with English, digital and multimedia literacy. Erin moved to Philadelphia to join the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows and remains active within this organization. As a middle school English teacher for 3 years in the School District of Philadelphia, Erin served as the Literacy Curriculum Coordinator helping to design, organize and implement curriculum initiatives within her school while supporting other teachers and serving on the school's Leadership Team. Currently, Erin teaches middle and high school English at Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia, PA and aspires to move into an administrative role within her charter school. Ultimately, Erin would love to focus her interest and passion for urban education reform through opening a charter school system in an urban area.