After graduating with a B.A. in performance/directing and an M.A. in English from CSULB, Erin went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Her research is on 20th century American drama, the drama of the Vietnam War, and theatre of social change. She is proud to be a founding member of the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood. Erin lives in Long Beach with her husband Tim and her two children.