Erin E. Fredrick ’01, who joined the staff of Barnard’s Alumnae Affairs in 2005, was named its director in February 2009. Fredrick initially served as manager of Reunion and Leadership Council, two major events on the annual College calendar. She moved up to become associate director, then interim co-director. Before officially joining the AA staff, Fredrick had been an active member of the Alumnae Association as a Barnard Fund volunteer, class correspondent, and a regional club co-president. While a student, she was chosen by her peers to receive the Frank Gilbert Bryson Award for her contribution to Barnard life.
A southern California native, Fredrick has a broad range of experience in the nonprofit sector. After graduation, she became project coordinator for the Sonoma County Economic Development Board; in 2002, she joined Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s Maryland gubernatorial campaign as deputy field director for Montgomery County. From 2002 until she joined Barnard, Fredrick was a program and communications associate of The Communications Network in Washington, D. C.
“Thrilled and honored” to serve as AA director, Fredrick, who views Alumnae Association membership as a privilege, says Barnard helped her to find her voice, giving her the skills to write, research, and think critically, to teach, and to “articulate my convictions.”