Erin Ashbaugh graduated from CU Boulder in 2002 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. After returning to her hometown of Rochester, New York in 2003, she was drawn back to Boulder in 2010, and in 2012 re-joined the university in a new role. She worked with multiple departments in the College of Arts & Sciences as a Graduate Program Assistant, and joined the College of Media, Communication and Information in 2016. As the Program Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Journalism, she works closely with the Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism and CMCI Journalism graduate students and is proud to be a part of such an impactful program.
Outside of CU, Erin is busy raising three remarkable kids with her husband (her oldest is a CU Buff!), she has led numerous volunteer programs at her children’s school, and she can usually be found planning some sort of event since bringing people together is one of her favorite things to do. In her free time, Erin loves spending time with family and friends and visits home to upstate NY. She enjoys hiking and kayaking, gardening (though she has a very light green thumb!), movie nights, concerts, and – whenever possible – coffee on the porch with her dad and traveling with her mom and sister (they live in NY). She has taken more photos than she will ever have time to sort thru but taking pictures has been her favorite pastime since she got her first 110 film camera when she was nine, and living in Colorado has provided plenty of scenic backdrops for her to pursue her passion.