Erin is a nonprofit professional with a passion for mission-driven work. She graduated from the University of Oregon and started her career in San Francisco, gaining an in-depth overview of the third sector and both program and event management. After a position in service learning in Montana, Erin moved to Israel and worked at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Jerusalem until she returned stateside. Over the next ten years, Erin started a writing business and volunteered with several local nonprofit organizations. In her last position, Erin worked Director of Communications at Camp Yavneh in Massachusetts and was a co-chair with the Association for Independent Jewish Camps (AIJC), helping facilitate the marketing and social media cohort. Erin worked year-round, including three summers at camp, until Covid, and then launched a 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, Erin’s primary interests include Jewish identity and culture, Jews in small 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 her spare time, Erin is writing a book about modern Israeli life and discovering new sites and food in Israel.