Erin Coltrera, LSW, MSW, MSSP, is part of the leadership team at the Center for Guaranteed Income Research (CGIR) at the University of Pennsylvania, and also currently works for the University of Tennessee—Knoxville as the Research and Program Officer for the nation’s first mayor-led guaranteed income pilot, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED). She brings a decade of relevant experience contributing to the development of complex, people-oriented policies and programs. Erin received a Master of Social Work (’14) and Master of Science in Social Policy (’14) from the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
In her position at CGIR, Erin is responsible for managing ongoing partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders at all levels and pilot development, and providing technical assistance for CGIR pilot She is also serving as a co-convener for the Research Table of the Guaranteed Income Community of Practice.
Prior to her work in guaranteed income, Erin worked at the Support Center for Child Advocates (SCCA) in Philadelphia. While there, she helped develop statewide child welfare policies and procedures and also co-authored the Advocacy and Legal Services section for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ human trafficking manual. During her tenure at SCCA, Erin provided guidance for the development and execution of agency policy and positions involving child survivors of trafficking, performed policy and legislation analysis, and worked to advance SCCA initiatives and advocacy objectives related to anti-trafficking. Her work included co-authoring the accredited Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting course, as well as preparing and giving testimony to the PA Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Safe Harbor Legislation, which was successfully passed in October 2018.