Erin Collins '09

Erin Collins was recently awarded a fellowship through "Princeton in Africa" to go and work for the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) in Malawi. A 2013 graduate of Georgetown University, she received her BA in English with minors in French and Psychology. While at Georgetown, Erin studied abroad in Strasbourg, France and interned at the Peace Corps Office of Inspector General, the U.S. House of Representatives and a juvenile justice nonprofit, Campaign for Youth Justice. Passionate about work in policy and advocacy, Erin stayed in Washington, D.C. after graduating and gained experience in the U.S. Senate. Most recently, she worked at an advocacy firm, The Sheridan Group, which gives policy advice and strategy to nonprofits looking to advance their missions through federal policy. There she worked as an associate on health policy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Erin has also been fortunate to spend two separate stints working with the nonprofit organization, One Heart Source, in Hout Bay, South Africa where she volunteered and helped run education programs for elementary students living in the Imizamo Yethu township.

Read more about Erin's year in Malawi from her blog at www.myyearinmalawi.wordpress.com