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Erin Thorndike

Associate Director of Data & Technology
Hometown: Brookeville, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Erin is Elevate’s Associate Director of Technology & Data, managing our data and technology teams. She brings several years of experience in building out Elevate’s internal infrastructure to this role, as she has held several positions in the operations department since first joining the company in 2019. Prior to joining Elevate, Erin worked for a trade association in Washington, DC where she focused on providing excellent administrative support.

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, you can find Erin volunteering as an election judge, taking her rescue dog, Carmela Soprano, for walks, and watching a lot of reality tv.

What is your hidden talent?

Whenever I leave my house I magically spend $20 on a little treat.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be a question mark because people come to me with a lot of questions!

What is your grammatical pet peeve?


What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday?

Sleeping in, getting a cold brew, and visiting one of the many Metro Parks that Columbus has to offer.

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