Erin White is Senior Director, Product Development & Research at STEMconnector, where she leads efforts to produce actionable insights for members and the field through the research and analysis. Erin brings a breadth of experience working in the social sector, with an emphasis on translating ideas to action and creating innovative partnerships between business, government, nonprofits, and foundations to tackle complex social problems.
Prior to joining STEMconnector, she served as Senior Director at America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. While there, she was lead researcher and author of Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Young People in America, which outlines the practices and policies that will help create the conditions for young people to succeed and contribute in education, the workforce, and their communities.
Erin also previously led projects at FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm. She worked alongside communities to plan, implement, and evaluate their cross-sector, “collective impact” initiatives focusing on education, health, and community development. Erin’s first role in public service was as Senior Advisor to the Secretary at U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she led the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. She developed policy to expand and enhance partnerships with nonprofit organizations across $19B in domestic food and nutrition assistance, international food aid, and rural development programs.
Erin has authored numerous pieces on community collaboration, policy, and other topics, and has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Collective Impact Forum (a partnership with the Aspen Institute). Passionate about teaching and learning alongside community leaders, Erin is a faculty member for the Rider-Pool Foundation Collective Impact Fellowship.
Erin holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and an M.Sc. in Public Policy and Administration, with honors, from the London School of Economics.