Erin has worked with the Food Alliance since 2013 as a network and research coordinator. Before joining the team, Erin completed a PhD in agriculture and science education from UC Davis focused on coalition building and collaborative research between farmers and conservation groups in California’s Central Valley. Erin also has a master’s degree from UC Davis in International Agricultural Development with an emphasis on small-scale post-harvest handling systems. In addition working on farms in Oregon and New Hampshire, she has extensive experience in agricultural training and education and has worked with farmers, farmworkers, and rural communities around the globe, from California and Kenya to Bolivia and Egypt. Erin is committed to finding ways that people and organizations can learn with and from one another to build healthy, just, viable food systems and support resilient ecosystems and communities throughout the world.