By Paula Kenyon, Development Director
Erin was attracted to working at PCS because of its tight-knit culture focused on student success and the value it places on student wellness. She gained an appreciation for this type of an educational environment during her earlier work as an aid in public elementary and high school classrooms, and as a tutor for Chinese students learning English.
Erin credits the fact that she has spent half of her life in therapy for her interest in phycology. Born in Santa Clarita, a quiet Southern California town thirty minutes from the ocean, Erin made her way to Santa Cruz to go to college. In fact, Erin recently graduated from UCSC with a degree in phycology. She plans to enroll at Palo Alto University to pursue a doctoral degree in phycology.
She met her fiancé at UCSC and the two plan to wed in the Philippines – a very inexpensive place to throw a large family wedding – in June 2021. She recently returned from a family trip to Paris, including jaunts to Brittany’s Mont-Saint-Michel, and the catacombs.
Erin is also an accomplished and awarded writer specializing in personal narratives and essays. Her favorite book is Silvia Plath’s The Bell Jar; other favorites include Days of Abandonment by Eleana Ferante. She is also a talented musician, playing the guitar, and singing. She sang in the UCSC choir but says she enjoys singing jazz tunes the most as they fit in her voice range well. The Look of Love, a jazz standard, is a favorite of Erin’s.