Erin co-founded Room to Read, an award winning global nonprofit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education which has impacted over six million children. As CEO, Erin has been instrumental in scaling the organization by expanding into new geographies and by being a thought leader in program design. She currently manages worldwide operations across ten program countries and seven fundraising offices, and oversees a global employee base of almost 600 people. Erin is an experienced international business development professional, having worked as vice president of business development for Dejima, Inc. and at Unilever N.V. and Goldman Sachs. She has spent extensive time working overseas, particularly in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore. Erin holds combined bachelor’s and master's degrees in international relations and economics from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.