ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/FAMILY LAW
Erin is the Associate Director of Ayuda’s Domestic Violence/Family Law Program, where she supervises a team of attorneys who represent immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil protection orders and family law cases. Before joining Ayuda, Erin served as a policy attorney at the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she led advocacy efforts for funding for domestic violence programs and services, educated policy makers, and provided technical assistance and training. Prior to her work at the Coalition, Erin helped create another non-profit legal services organization that leverages pro bono attorneys in providing representation to domestic violence survivors in civil protection orders and family law cases, and served as the organization’s first Executive Director, and Managing Attorney of its Domestic Violence Program. Erin currently serves as the chairperson of D.C.’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and has volunteered with the D.C. Bar’s Advice and Referral Clinic. Before moving to the District, Erin served as an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts, where she prosecuted over 500 domestic violence cases, and clerked at the Connecticut Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Erin worked in the U.S. House of Representatives covering legislation related to women’s issues, housing, teen pregnancy and foster care. Erin earned a J.D. with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a B.A. in International Relations and French from the University of Virginia.