Erin Samueli was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a B.S. in Science Education from Boston University in 2017, then a Masters in Education from Stanford University in 2019. She is currently working as a middle school science teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and in her teaching, she focuses on equity, anti-racist practices, and hands-on learning experiences. Aside from teaching, Erin began her philanthropy journey by joining the Maverick Collective, where she worked closely with a team in Ethiopia with the goal of integrating adolescent reproductive health care into the school system. Erin is passionate about reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ equality, anti-racist practices and policy, education, the environment, among more. She uses these social-justice lenses as a way to view philanthropy with the ultimate goal of leveling the playing field in America, and globally, so philanthropy is no longer a necessity.