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Erin Geiger

Director of Strategic Philanthropy, Fair Trade USA

Biography

Erin joined Fair Trade USA in February 2015. As Director of Strategic Philanthropy she serves on the senior management team and leads the department of fundraising across individuals, foundations, corporations and multi-lateral development banks to help scale the model of Fair Trade to reach its full potential amongst 1 Billion farmers and workers by 2020. Erin began her career working in remote rural areas of Latin America, Africa, India, and Asia, where she developed technical expertise in rural finance, girls & women, mobile technologies, social impact evaluations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and public-private-partnerships. For the past 10 years she has served in senior leadership roles in award-winning social enterprises to build long-term philanthropic investments to advance market-driven solutions to end extreme poverty. She speaks German, Spanish, and is studying Portuguese. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as well as a Master of Public Administration, a Master in International Studies, and an MBA Certificate in Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics from the University 0f Washington – Seattle.