Erin Mikail Staples
Erin Mikail Staples
Erin Mikail Staples, an accomplished millennial, is an individual deeply rooted in the online world. With a strong belief in the inherent goodness of people and the internet, Erin has forged a path as a versatile professional in various domains. Currently employed full-time by Orbit, Erin also serves as an adjunct faculty member within the NYU Studio 20 program, all while taking on numerous freelance projects that are continuously disclosed and updated on her personal website.
With a background in journalism and a Master's degree in Journalism: Studio 20 from New York University, Erin combines her skills in storytelling and communication to captivate audiences. She further strengthens her expertise with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, complemented by minors in Studio Art and Sociology, obtained from the University of Nevada-Reno. Erin's thirst for knowledge is evident through her pursuit of a Graduate Special in Sociology and Educational Leadership from the very same institution.
During her professional journey, Erin has held significant roles in various organizations. As a former Freelance Community Consultant and Product Manager, Erin demonstrated her commitment to delivering exceptional results through self-employment. Additionally, her prior experiences as a Senior Technical Community Advocate and Community Consultant at Neurable, along with her role as a Product Marketing Manager at the same company, attest to her versatile skill set and ability to engage with diverse audiences.
Erin's passion for community and communication shines through her tenure as the Head of Community at Elliot and her previous position as an Associate Product Manager at the same organization. These roles allowed her to leverage her skills effectively, ensuring seamless collaboration and coordination across teams. Erin's adeptness in the digital realm was evident during her tenure as a Digital Strategist for Clift & Co., where she demonstrated her prowess in strategy and marketing.
Erin's commitment to education and knowledge transfer extends beyond her professional endeavors. As a Letter of Appointment in Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, she played an instrumental role in shaping the minds of aspiring journalists. Furthermore, Erin has showcased her collaborative and leadership skills as the Marketing and Communications Assistant for Girls On The Run-Sierras and as the Director of Everything - Project Manager for Laxalt & McIver.
With a diverse skill set that encompasses art direction, video production, and swim coaching, Erin's professional prowess extends far beyond her journalism background. Her dynamism and adaptability have been recognized through her roles as a Junior Art Director and an Intern Art Director at Estipona Group, where she made a tangible impact on the creative process. Additionally, Erin's passion for sports and mentorship led her to serve as the Assistant Swim Coach for the Reno Aquatic Club and as the Western Zone Athlete Representative for USA Swimming.
In her pursuit of personal growth and continuous learning, Erin has found solace in platforms like Obsidian, Notion, and GoodReads. These tools enable her to take meticulous notes, curate lists of curiosities, and track her reading progress. Erin's dedication to self-improvement is also evident through her involvement in various projects, ranging from events to other freelance endeavors, all catalogued on her personal luma page.
As a testament to her commitment to fostering meaningful connections and open dialogue, Erin's website also operates as a sporadic newsletter that allows her audience to stay updated on her journey. Readers can sign up via the signup module conveniently located in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Erin Mikail Staples embraces feedback, conversations, and inquiries, believing that problems are best approached from a human angle. With an aspiration for positive intent, clarity, directness, humility, and kindness in all discussions, Erin values direct candor and reciprocates it fervently.