The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Erin Frawley, who is joining our team as the Education Equity Program Manager. Erin will be working alongside the Director of the Center’s Pregnant Scholar Initiative to promote change on college campuses to support pregnant and parenting students.
Prior to joining WorkLife Law, Erin worked with the San Francisco Unified School District, building the capacity of school site staff to work towards anti-racism and authentic partnership with all students and families. She has also taught English as a second language, worked as a reading comprehension specialist, and developed workshops and curricula for several non-profit organizations and schools. Within the realm of education, Erin is most passionate about large-scale systems change informed by student voice and working to bridge the divide between research, theory, and practice to support educational equity.
“I am excited to learn more about the institutional knowledge and tools that already exist and to raise awareness about this gap in the larger conversation about educational access and equity,” said Erin. “I am also thrilled about the opportunity to continue hearing from and centering our most marginalized students in my work as I make the transition from K-12 to higher education. I wholeheartedly believe and know that when we work to create institutions and environments that respond to and create a safety net for our most marginalized community members, everyone wins.”
Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. While not at work, Erin loves to hike in the redwoods, road trip to the desert, and experience San Francisco’s vibrant food scene.