Erin Patrick is a Program Officer for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.
In this role, Erin builds meaningful partnerships with U.S. businesses, social enterprises, and incubators to connect with entrepreneurs from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada for professional fellowships and mentorship. Erin also leads programming for over 750 YLAI fellowship alumni, including an Alumni Advisory Board and small grants program.
Before joining the YLAI Professional Fellows Program, Erin worked at IREX on the Community Solutions Program, where she led alumni programming and the host organization recruitment process. Erin holds a master of public policy from the University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, as well as a BA in foreign affairs and Japanese language and literature from the University of Virginia. She has lived in Bulgaria and studied in Tokyo, Japan.