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Erin Olsen

Erin Olsen

Coordinator, Office for Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement, University of Wyoming

Erin is the Coordinator of Service, Leadership & Community Engagement (SLCE) at the University of Wyoming. Erin received her undergraduate degree in International Business & Spanish from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. She then finished school in Germany through a study abroad program and worked for the university she attended abroad. This worked propelled her to return to her home state of Wyoming, where she received a master’s degree in Counselor Education. Erin has taught and developed service-learning courses and works with faculty and staff to incorporate service-learning initiatives into their curriculum.  Erin also works closely with the University of Wyoming Connecting Campus & Community AmeriCorps program. She works as a liaison between campus, students and community partners to fulfill community engagement needs and opportunities.


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