College of Arts & Sciences – Master of Education

Erin White is pursuing a Master’s in Education in the Education Policy and Leadership program with American. This is Erin’s first semester with the Graduate Leadership Council and hopes to gain great insight and experience in her position with the Council.

Erin graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science from Temple University, where she was a member of her school’s Model UN, a study abroad advocate, and a member of three academic honor’s societies. During her time at Temple, she participated a summer semester study abroad program at Temple University Rome.

Born and raised in the DMV area, Erin returned home upon graduation from Temple. Following this return and prior to joining American University, Erin has been working with low-income, at-risk youth around the DC area where she currently holds a position managing a nonprofit afterschool education program. She also has worked part time in restaurants in the area since undergrad where she has gained background knowledge of event hosting and planning.

In her very little free time, Erin enjoys (more so, endures) working out, spending time with friends and family, cooking (and has sometimes been known to bake), and traveling. Her biggest passion in life is education advocacy and program development and has hopes of one day launching her own nonprofit program that targets family and youth needs and policy development on their behalf.