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Erin Thorndike

Associate Director of Data & Technology
Hometown: Brookeville, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Erin comes to Elevate with a passion to work with nonprofits and a drive to work for the good guys, aka, Elevate’s clients. Prior to joining Elevate, Erin worked for a trade association in Washington, DC; prior to that, she spent time on Capitol Hill as a congressional intern. In both roles, she focused on delivering high quality customer and constituent services.


Erin graduated from The University of Vermont, where she received a double BA in Political Science and Economics. During her time at UVM, she spent three semesters performing research on the relationship between politics and the entertainment media. She also spent her last semester working as a Student Researcher for the Vermont Legislative Research Service, examining complex policy issues and providing research reports for State Legislators. 


Outside of Elevate, she can be found scrolling through the Dog Spotting Facebook group, consuming insane amounts of coffee, or watching anything John Mulaney related. 

What is your hidden talent?

I can balance 5 spoons on my face.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

An exclamation point, because BuzzFeed quizzes are never wrong.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

When people write sentences entirely in capital letters. Please stop yelling at me.

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