Erin Fitzgerald is the Healthy Communities senior media relations specialist based in Philadelphia.
Prior to Earthjustice, Erin worked with the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment helping them to increase their media profile and working with communities in the Central Valley share their personal stories of environmental injustice as means to affect policy change. She has also worked at Media Matters for America as the LGBTQ program director, where she tracked LGBTQ-related media cycles, representation and diversity in cable news, and anti-LGBTQ extremism and disinformation in the media. Erin was invited to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2017, where she led trainings on how to use proactive media engagement to marginalize extremist narratives, and advance gender justice. Additionally, Erin worked at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Erin received her MPA from the George Washington University. While attending school, she also worked at the White House as a Civil Rights Portfolio Specialist at the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Before returning to grad school, Erin worked as an executive chef for several years, where she spear-headed farm-to-table initiatives and helped other chefs source their produce more locally and ethically.
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