Erin Roberts brings over ten years of experience to EPIP, with a focus on helping organizations tell their stories. Her career includes work at The Paley Center for Media, WNET Public Media, and Public Health Solutions, where she was responsible for print and online newsletters, communications supporting the organization's annual fundraising event and year-end campaign, and materials for programs ranging from Neighborhood WIC centers to HIV prevention research groups. After moving to the Washington, DC area in late 2016, she worked as a communications and development consultant for nonprofits including EPIP, North Star Fund, Catholic Volunteer Network, and the Yale University Alumni Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Erin began her career in the media industry after graduating with a B.A. from Yale University in Theater Studies and an M.A. from Syracuse University in Television/Radio/Film, but soon found that her volunteer work with organizations like the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - New York Chapter was more appealing, prompting her switch from the for-profit world to the social sector.
In addition to her work with EPIP, Erin writes speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror). Her short fiction, interactive fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including Asimov's Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Tor.com, and Strange Horizons; she holds an MFA from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine; and she has been the recipient of grants, residencies, and awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, Hedgebrook, and the Speculative Literature Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, sewing, and singing karaoke.