Erin has a background in paleontology and ecology and loves to engage with people about the natural world. Her work with CIRES E&O focuses on supporting communities in increasing resilience and sustainability to climate-related impacts. Erin is part of the HEARTforce project team and is the program manager for the Lens on Climate Change project. She also leads teacher trainings on climate science and digital storytelling. Erin holds a Master's in Geology from the University of California and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Colorado.