Erin is the Projects and Operations Manager at emLab where she works closely with the team to provide project management, communications, and program coordination support. From implementing processes that improve effectiveness and efficiency to liaising with research project partners and developing communications materials to showcase emLab’s impact, Erin’s work spans across all emLab programs with a central goal of enhancing transparency, communication, and organization. With her interest in the role effective communication plays in connecting science and policy to sustainably manage our natural resources, Erin previously worked as the Communications Coordinator for the Ocean Health Index and a Science Communications Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. She has a MESM in Coastal Marine Resources Management and Strategic Communication from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, and a B.A. in Marine Affairs and Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami. In her free time, Erin enjoys cooking, baking, spending time at the beach, and binging BravoTV shows.