Erin has over 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. After graduating from University of Oregon with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Ethic Studies, she started her career in San Francisco, gaining an in-depth overview of the third sector and both program and event management experience.

After a position in service learning in Montana, Erin moved to Israel and worked at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Jerusalem until she returned stateside. Over the next ten years, Erin started a writing business and volunteered with several local nonprofits, including the ADL Glass Leadership Institute. She also partnered with a Fort Collins rabbi to facilitate the Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage project and was active in the Jewish community.

In her last position, as Director of Communications at Camp Yavneh in Massachusetts, Erin was responsible for creating and implementing marketing and communication materials and strategizing messaging, brand development, and marketing campaigns. Erin was also involved as a co-chair with the Association for Independent Jewish Camps, helping facilitate the marketing and social media cohort. She worked year-round, including three summers at camp, until Covid and she transitioned into launching a boutique marketing firm, Erin Robbins Creative.

In addition to her professional experience, Erin’s expertise also includes Israel education and American Jewish life. After living in Jewish communities of all sizes, including Missoula, Montana and Jerusalem, Israel, Erin’s primary interests include Jewish identity and culture, Jews in isolated communities, and modern Israel life. She completed a Master’s in Middle East Studies from Ben Gurion University and is currently completing her second Master’s in Israel Education at the George Washington University, in collaboration with the iCenter.

In July 2021, Erin returned to Israel and is excited to get to know the country again through travel, food, music, and language. Combining her interests and passion, she is currently writing a book that provides a gateway into Israeli culture. In her spare time, you can find Erin volunteering, spending time with family and friends, and reading.