Erin Koepke

Senior Program Officer, YLAI Project Director @ Meridian

Erin Koepke began her career at Meridian International Center in 2007-2010 with the Professional Exchanges Division. Ms. Koepke returned to Meridian in 2014 in the capacity of Program Officer for GlobalConnect's Academic Exchanges. In 2004, Erin was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship through Rotary International to Cape Town, South Africa where she participated in Masters level coursework in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town. While there, she was a Project Manager and co-author of the "Seed to Table" campaign, a cookbook and fundraising mechanism liaising with farmers, publishers, suppliers, donors and customers. Upon return to the US, Erin was the Manager of Community Engagement and Outreach for the World Food Program USA where she led the strategic expansion of the organization's grassroots efforts and partnership development with universities, faith-based institutions and civic organizations. Erin has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from The Ohio State University