Erin Fitzgerald, Public Policy Fellow
Erin Fitzgerald holds a Master of Public Administration from the George Washington University, where she specialized in Social Policy. She received her BA in Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Her research has focused on economic insecurity, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, urban policy, and disparate mental and physical health outcomes of minority populations. While in school, Erin worked for President Obama in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence as a Civil Rights Portfolio Professional.
Before joining the Williams Institute, she worked at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, performing statistical analysis of the data associated with the groundbreaking report, Injustice at Every Turn: National Transgender Discrimination Survey. At the Task Force, she authored reports on sex work in the LGBT community, LGBT older adults, and the impact of federal budget cuts on the LGBT community. Erin has provided training given and presentations on her research in multiple venues, including the White House. Prior to returning to school, Erin worked as a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Advocate in Philadelphia, where she also worked as an executive chef for seven years.