Erik designs and manages projects for Getting Smart’s strategic advisory partnerships. With a system-oriented outlook and an ear to the ground for the latest developments in various areas of education innovation, he develops and implements strategic plans that ensure our partners’ initiatives are powerful and effective in even the most complicated areas of education change. As a thoughtful storyteller, Erik has the ability to work with partners on communicating their voice and story through strategic content development.
His background in strategic coalition-building in the world of international trade politics honed his knack for developing momentum-building strategies and managing the sensitive nuances of efforts to effect change. His experience managing communication and marketing efforts for a wide range of projects and initiatives throughout his career ensure that our partners’ efforts make sense to the people who matter most.
He has a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, a program in which he held a number of leadership roles, and in his spare time enjoys practicing ceramic arts, reading books, and spending time in nature.
A sampling of Erik’s recent writings can be found below: