Erin Uy has an extensive background communicating on a range of issues through her experience working in media outlets, nonprofits and agencies. Over the last decade, she has focused on helping organizations advance equitable access to quality education and support for children from their earliest years through high school.
Prior to joining Spitfire, Erin served as vice president with Widmeyer Communications, a Finn Partners company. She applied her expertise and knowledge to serving the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and a range of other national and local clients. She developed messages, conducted research and led communication strategies to raise awareness of and motivate action on a host of issues within the education space. Those topics include racial equity, school safety and wellness, accessible higher education, child care, healthcare and economic mobility. Erin also worked as a communications and marketing manager for Advance CTE, supporting state efforts to expand and improve career and technical education programs across the nation. Erin loves writing messages that connect ideas and people and developing communications strategies that help drive meaningful change.
Erin began her career in journalism, covering community issues and federal policy in the Greater Washington area and California for about seven years. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. It’s been nearly 20 years since Erin moved from Hawaii to the DC area, but she still hates the cold and snow.