Erin Sutherland

Grassroots Mobilization Associate

As a Grassroots Mobilization Associate, Erin helps to maintain and strengthen the advocacy of NETWORK members. Erin graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016 with a degree in Foreign Affairs, a minor in Spanish, and a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate. During her time in school, Erin was a campaign organizer for the Living Wage Campaign where she led presentations, planned rallies, and trained others to demand a more equitable wage and ethical working conditions for campus service workers. She was subsequently awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Panama in 2017, where she also started an English language library and book club.

Where she finds inspiration for her work:
• Talking to and learning from my family and activist friends
• Reflecting on the teachings of social justice found in the Bible and lived out by the saints and other visionaries

What she loves to do outside of work:
• Hiking
• Baking
• Going to wineries and breweries
• Reading

Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why she likes D.C.: Being able to work in the intersection of institutional power and people power!