Erin joined the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute as Education and Outreach Coordinator in December 2015. After growing up in Canada’s Niagara wine region, Erin received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Waterloo in 2005 and her master’s degree in chemistry from University of Windsor in 2008. This led her back home to Brock University to complete the Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology in 2008/2009. Erin completed harvest seasons working with Tawse Winery and Colio Estate Winery in Canada before moving to France in 2011. In Provence, Erin worked at Château D’Esclans for four harvests in the capacity of lab technician and then as traceability and lab manager. At the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, Erin will continue networking with industry members and students through workshops, seminars, on-campus classes, and the Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQWC) program. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in food science from Iowa State University.