Erin is a Research Associate for the People and Ecosystems Program. As an environmental economist, Erin has assisted with several projects within PEP including WRI’s work on Green Economy for the United Nations and Southern Forests for the Future. Currently, Erin is providing analytical and research support for the Water Quality/Nutrient Pollution project’s work on integrating stormwater into nutrient trading programs. She is also researching issues related to the economics of adaptation for watershed development in India.
Before joining WRI, Erin worked as a consultant for ICF International’s climate change and sustainability team. She conducted multiple economic valuations and developed frameworks to evaluate global and domestic economic impacts of Federal energy policies. She also has several years’ experience working on land conservation issues in North Carolina and evaluating impacts and participation eligibility for U.S. ecosystem service markets.
Erin received her Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, concentrating in Environmental Economics and Policy. Erin also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University.
Erin is based in Washington DC with her fiancé, Alex, and dog, Stella, and is an avid runner and capoeirista.