Erin Bridges

Erin Bridges is a native Kentuckian who recently returned home to support Accelerating Appalachia’s development and outreach work as our Assistant Director. She graduated with honors from University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2016 where she studied Agricultural Ecology in the Environmental Studies Department. While in school, she co-founded a statewide fossil fuel divestment movement on college campuses in North Carolina. She worked closely with the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network and 350.org during school and after graduating, and coached other students on organizing and activism. She currently works with Accelerating Appalachia to network, build, and sustain our important work in her beloved state of Kentucky. She also spends part of her time as a national leader with Sunrise Movement, a youth movement to stop climate change.