Erin has supported the Office of Communications and Outreach since April 2009 working with the Media Relations team to respond to media inquiries and help promote the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's key initiatives.  Prior to joining the Energy Department, she worked for 3 years as a reporter for a Japanese newspaper in Washington, DC.  She received her Masters in International Communications from American University in 2006 , and her undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University, in Bristol, Rhode Island in 2004.  Erin is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and is an avid Washington Nationals baseball fan and loves to cook and travel.