Erin Mazursky

Founder and Executive Director of Rhize
Mazursky_Erin

Erin Mazursky

Founder and Executive Director of Rhize

Biography

Erin Mazursky is the Founder and Executive Director of Rhize, a global community of movement organizers and allies that supports emerging social movements through coaching, education and solidarity networks. Mazursky brings over a dozen years of experience in movement-building, technology, human rights and advocacy to her work. She has worked with close to 30 movements in 25 countries around the world including in Turkey, Uganda, Colombia, India, and Albania. Before starting Rhize, Mazursky worked in and around movement spaces with organizations such as the Alliance for Youth Movements, Purpose, Save Darfur Coalition, AmeriCorps VISTA, Hollaback!, Breakthrough, and New Organizing Institute. She worked on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and went on to serve in the Obama Administration as the first Youth Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Mazursky began her career as a youth advocate herself as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of STAND, a leading organization in the anti-genocide advocacy movement that became one of the largest student organizations in the country. She has published articles in publications like the Huffington Post, The Hill, Foreign Policy and Talking Points Memo and served as a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Sié Center for International Security and Policy at the University of Denver and as a fellow at the Fletcher Summer Institute for Civil Resistance.