Erin Weeks comes to QED-C from the professional and trade association space with 7 years of experience strengthening components, managing volunteers, and creating process efficiencies for a professional association. She achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2020. Erin stumbled into the space after graduating with her MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She worked abroad as an Assistant Language Teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program from 2008 – 2011, interned at the Institute of Energy Economics Japan, and conducted open-source research on Japanese Nuclear Policy. Erin lives in the DMV with her watch-dinosaur Vivi and her plants where she takes classes on any subject that catches her interest.