Erin Glen is a GIS Research Associate with Land & Carbon Lab, where she conducts research and analysis to advance the use of geospatial data tools in forest carbon monitoring. She works directly with local land managers in the US to improve monitoring and planning capabilities around natural climate solutions.

Prior to joining WRI, Erin worked in the Forests Practice of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) developing monitoring frameworks and indicators for demonstrating the ecological impacts of forest conservation activities and managing geospatial analysis and communications for those projects. Before joining WWF, Erin worked for City of Aspen Engineering Department, where she co-led a regional collaborative of stakeholders investigating terrestrial carbon sequestration and natural climate solutions using spatial analysis.

Erin holds a B.A. in Environmental Science and International Studies as well as an MS in Geographic Information Science from the University of Denver. Her undergraduate research in Environmental Science focused on regional paleoenvironmental reconstruction using sediment cores from Grand Mesa, Colorado. As a graduate student, Erin researched terrestrial carbon stewardship across the Roaring Fork Watershed to support land management and policy decisions.