Erik Cooke is a proposal writer, educator, and nonprofit strategist based in Washington, D.C. Since 2009, he has lead government business development for Easter Seals, initiating new partnerships between Easter Seals and federal, state, and local governments, as well as supporting existing relationships. For many years, Erik has taught a popular course at American University on theories of democracy and human rights. Past gigs within the nonprofit and government sectors include offices within the U.S. Senate, at Witness for Peace, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the International Scholar Laureate Program, several political campaigns, and a fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency. He also volunteers with many local organizations, including EverybodyWins! DC and local community gardens. Erik holds a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and an MA in Comparative Politics from American University. He is a longtime D.C. resident, and committed to making a difference that starts in the community.

email: erik at erikcooke dot com
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