Erin moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend The Evergreen State College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree and cultivated a strong interest in the diversity of marine ecosystems.
She worked as a Biologist for the marine mammal research non-profit, Cascadia Research Collective and as the Aquatic Invasive Species Intern for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Regional Office. Erin joined Oceana in 2016 after receiving her Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Portland State University. She focused her studies on marine invasive species and wrote her thesis on biofouling management and tunicates (a taxon of marine invertebrates). Her dedication to environmental science is rooted in the belief that we can responsibly control our impact on the environment around us through policy informed by science.
Erin currently works on forage fish, habitat, and bycatch campaigns off the coasts of WA, OR, and CA. When she is not busy interpreting science to inform campaign goals, she enjoys Portland’s food and music scenes and going on adventures to the Oregon coast.