Erin King is originally from Akron, Ohio and after earning her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Erin worked as a community specialist and Assistant Director of Fund Development for the Humane Society of Summit County, Ohio. In 2015, Erin moved to Massachusetts and earned her Master of Science from Tufts University, focusing her work on the link between animal cruelty and other forms of domestic abuse. Currently based out of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Erin has worked as a civic life coordinator with the support of Tisch College to promote civic life and community engagement since 2017. She is a fourth year PhD Candidate at the Cummings School, specializing in Human-Animal Interaction, with a particular interest in equitable veterinary care, community health and the Human-Animal bond. She enjoys spending time with her horse, anything to do with sports, and bread is her favorite food.