Erin is based in Cairo, where she has been living and working for five years. Before joining HRW as the Iraq researcher she worked as a supervisory attorney with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, providing legal support to refugees in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, since 2010. She worked as a consultant for the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, based in Cairo, from 2009 – 2011, and for the Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims.
Erin began law school in 2005 and finally received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, in 2011. From 2006 – 2011 Erin was an advocate with the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic at Yale Law School. She is also a recipient of the post-graduate Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship for International Human Rights. Erin received her BA from New York University. She speaks Arabic and occasionally German.
Erin interned with HRW’s Cairo office in 2008, contributing to our Sinai Perils report, and in New York offices in 2010-11 working on a range of issues in the region.