Since 2009, Erik has led government business and grant development for Easterseals, one of the country’s largest and most diverse disability service providers. For many years, Erik has taught a popular course at American University on theories of democracy and human rights. Past gigs 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.
email: erik at erikcooke dot com