Erin E. Herbert is the Director of Programming at the Muhammad Ali Center, where she has been employed since August 2011. Erin is responsible for the creation, development, and evaluation of education initiatives for local and national audiences. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Education and Events Manager for the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC). During her time with WAC, Erin was chosen as one of 50 Americans to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s “Young Leaders Dialogue with America” conference in Prague to continue dialogue on issues related to new challenges in transatlantic security, the environment and climate change, and tolerance and diversity. Previously, Erin was the Lead Case Manager for the African Community Center, a refugee resettlement agency in Denver, CO and a Program Manager for Junior Achievement of the Rocky Mountains. In addition, she spent her first year out of college serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Erin serves on the Board of Directors of Interfaith Paths to Peace. She holds a Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Hanover College. Erin and her husband, Derek, are the proud parents of one daughter.