Erin is an experienced communications and campaign strategist, specializing in movement building, brand and narrative development and issue politics for the advocacy and non-profit sectors.
For the past seven years Erin drove strategy for some of Australia’s largest progressive political campaigns and organizations; including serving as the Political Director for GetUp and the National Campaign Director for Australian Marriage Equality during the recent campaign for legalization of marriage equality. Most recently, Erin served as the Global Campaign Director for See Now, a new initiative of the Fred Hollows Foundation to drive advocacy efforts around ending avoidable blindness.
Erin specializes in online to offline movement building strategies and has successfully grown, seeded and cultivated many of Australia’s most active grassroots campaign memberships fighting on front lines for social justice issues, climate change, asylum seeker rights, and gambling reform. As Political Director for GetUp she set electoral strategy and guided nationally influential member efforts through multiple Federal and State election cycles.
Erin is passionate about social justice and gender equality and is a founding and current Board member of Fair Agenda, an active community of Australians dedicated to addressing family violence and increasing reproductive rights and gender equality in Australia.
Prior to moving to Australia to lead GetUp’s efforts in the successful campaign to introduce carbon pricing legislation, Erin worked in the US for public affairs firm CLS strategies, and as the Communications Specialist for Defenders of Wildlife.
She appeared frequently as a political spokesperson on Australian TV, radio and print representing progressive campaigns and issues.
For five nature-filled months Erin consulted on global campaign initiatives from her favorite place in the world, Jackson Hole, Wyoming before deciding to re-join the D.C. rat race.