Erik leads government business and grant development for Feed the Children, a nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger in the United States and around the world. Prior to that, he served in the same capacity at Easterseals, one of the country’s largest disability service providers. For many years, Erik has taught a popular course at American University on theories of democracy and human rights. Past assignments in 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 is also active in local mentoring programs and 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.