If you could have dinner with one person you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would share dinner with Jane Jacobs, because she both revolutionized urban planning, and has a witty, shameless sense of humor.

If you could create your own social enterprise, what would it be and why?

My social enterprise would focus on reconnecting society with our food system & sources, as many people in our society live increasingly unhealthy lifestyles; encouraging healthy eating and shopping habits is necessary to preserving and protecting our environment & public health.

Host Site Overview

Low Income Investment Fund is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides innovative capital solutions that support healthy families and communities. As a CDFI, LIIF invests in projects that have high social value but may not be able to access the services offered by traditional financial institutions.

Host Site Project

Erin will help LIIF build program and community awareness of their work around Transit Oriented Development (TOD) which creates liveable communities near public transit. Erin’s projects will include aiding in communicating LIIFÕs vision for equitable TOD, help manage collaborative partnerships, help develop and deliver technical assistance and training, and help create program assessment and impact measures. Erin’s service will increase the efficiency with program delivery, therefore supporting more communities obtain access to capital.