Erin Curley
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
The Fremont Union High School District, Paraeducator

Erin Curley is a Silicon Valley native and a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She currently serves as an assistant teacher at the Fremont Union High School District and is passionate about providing accessible education and opportunities for all children, regardless of background or abilities. As the daughter of two teachers, Erin is proud to work in a field that bridges communities and empowers tomorrow’s leaders.

In college, Erin spearheaded a program to match underserved high school students with university mentors who assisted the students with college application and scholarship processes. She and her partners collaborated with local businesses and launched a professional clothing drive to prepare the participants for interviews and internships.

Outside of school, Erin worked on campaigns for city council and state assembly before interning for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and former Rep. Mike Honda. She was part of the public affairs team for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco during Super Bowl 50 and the rollout of the first interest rate hike in seven years. After that, she assisted in the coverage of the 2016 presidential election at KTVU News.

Erin speaks French, loves to travel, and has a dog named Harry Potter. In the classroom, she is known for her historical impressions and competitive Jeopardy games. Erin is always looking for ways to personalize history and draw connections between the students’ daily lives and the world as a whole.