Erin provides leadership in developing and implementing strategies that connect community resources and quality programs for children and parents, including parent-education strategies and community collaborations, which further Big Thought’s mission and goals.
Erin has been with Big Thought for more than 11 years, and she has more than 15 years of experience in community service and organizing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she also helped establish the inaugural National Service AmeriCorps program. Her work has been shared nationally, including the Access, Equity and Quality in Arts Learning conference hosted by The Wallace Foundation, Arts Educations Partnership, and the Heinz and Hewlett foundations, as well as the 71st annual Conference for Community Arts Education.
Erin serves on several community event committees throughout Dallas, and she received a “Turner 12 Summer of Choice” honor for mentoring local high school students. She is an alumni member of the 2013 Community Art Education Leadership Institute along with 24 other members representing 15 states. She was recognized by the Female Success Factor 2014 as one of the top 25 African-American and Latina female leaders in Dallas.