Erin has always been drawn to complex, intense, and emotional literature, especially poetry. She adores studying the written word, which led her to a college internship at a poetry center. There, her admiration intensified as she reviewed manuscript submissions and saw there was both an art and a science to writing poetry. She developed an appreciation for writers’ choices of structure, form, and organization, marveling at the shifts in meaning that arose from precise, deceptively minute decisions.
As a research associate at PSC, Erin maneuvers the line between art and science to support the health and human services team. Creative thinking is essential in her position, especially for considering multidimensional topics and working toward effective, practical solutions. She conducts research for the firm and its clients, organizes researched information according to a project’s scope, and interprets and presents collected data in ways that highlight the data’s meaning. She also supports stakeholder meeting facilitation and assists in the development of proposals and reports.
Prior to joining PSC, Erin worked as a client relations manager for a public affairs consulting firm. There, she administered business license applications, developed and scheduled communications to clients, and oversaw research efforts at the municipal government level.
A Little More…
Education: BA in History and BA in Arts and Humanities from Michigan State University
With PSC since: March 2020
PSC superpower: Distilling the nuance from the noise
Favorite part of working at PSC: The focus on collaboration to motivate positive, impactful change across Michigan
Why Michigan? Every season is bonfire season