Erin is the Partner leading the External Relations team, which includes the development, governance, communications and external partnerships work of Education Forward DC. Erin was drawn to the work of Ed Forward DC because it is so aligned with her personal priorities as the parent of three current and former DC public school students (DCPS and charter) and as a native Washingtonian committed to making sure the city’s future respects and equitably serves the people and communities that make up its significant past. Prior to joining Education Forward DC in July 2016, Erin was general counsel at a DC public charter school. Before that, Erin spent most of her career as a lawyer with the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Earlier in her professional life, Erin worked in public broadcasting for The Kojo Nnamdi Show, The Derek McGinty Show, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Erin did student teaching in college and worked for an education policy research firm in DC after graduating. Erin earned a BA in History from Brown University, and a JD magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. Erin is a DC native who currently lives in Ward 6 with her husband Jonathan Davidson, their three children Leo, Mia and Serena, and two dogs Willa and Cosmo. They are a house divided between Nats and Orioles fans (Go Nats!).