Erin Buisse believes in the power of education to transform lives and is passionate about engaging communities as drivers of such change. As an education specialist and humanitarian, her experience ranges from being a primary school teacher for Deaf students to coordinating large scales education programs during times of crisis. Erin's varied career has included stints with UNHCR, UNESCO, the U.S. Congress, International Science Council, and the University of Geneva, working across East Africa, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. She recently founded Erin Buisse Consulting to bring positive, inclusive change to the humanitarian sector.
Erin is simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Educational Research at Lancaster University in the U.K., in which her dissertation uses participatory research methods to understand the higher education experiences and aspirations of refugee students in camps. She holds an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard University and a B.S. in Art Education from Penn State University. A lover of the outdoors, Erin is currently traveling around the world with her husband and two young kids, documenting climbing locations across the globe. Erin is a U.S. citizen and, when not on the road, splits her time between Canada and France.