Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

Special Assistant

Erin, who supports Executive Director Talia Milgrom-Elcott’s work on a variety of special projects, has extensive experience in education and the non-profit sector. She has worked with several organizations that support education, from early childhood through graduate institutions. Before joining the 100Kin10 team, she was Executive Assistant and Communications Manager at the University of Oxford’s North American Office. While there she worked closely with the Executive Director and staff on fundraising initiatives and alumni events for North American-based alumni and supporters of the University of Oxford. Erin also helped build and strengthen the office’s social media presence, helping to keep alumni engaged with the school.

Erin received her B.A. in Sociology from Boston University and her M.S. from Hunter College, where she studied Urban Affairs, with an emphasis on the intersection between philanthropy and policy. In addition to her work at 100Kin10, she teaches swim lessons at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan – an incredible way to share another one of her passions with others.

Why do you think STEM education is so important?
The work of those in the STEM fields is part of not only our everyday lives, but also our reach for amazing initiatives of the future. It is crucial to support educators as they endow their students with the knowledge that can carry them forward in this field. Having teachers whose careers and interests are supported will only allow their students to blossom and flourish