Erin is a storyteller interested in expanding consciousness and inciting social change through the power of film. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Smith College. In 2012, Erin moved to Guatemala where she served as the Executive Director of Maya Traditions, a non-profit social enterprise that works to provide economic opportunities and Fair Trade market access to indigenous female weavers and their families.
While in Guatemala, Erin first began collaborating with a wide variety of filmmakers to capture the stories of local female artisans and share them with a global audience. Independently, Erin began volunteering with local grassroots organizations to create promotional videos to share both their work and voices with a larger audience. In 2016, Erin co-directed and produced the short documentary Recycled Huipiles: Unraveling Tradition?.This film is an ethical investigation of the use of used huipiles in mass production, and a call to action to preserve the ancient and intricate art of backstrap weaving in the Maya community.
Erin is interested in exploring the relationship between culture and politics, at the local level, as well as pursuing an understanding of societal and cultural life on a global level--reminding us how we are all interconnected.