Associate Editor

Erin Barnes is co-founder and CEO of ioby, an award winning civic tech nonprofit which mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful civic leaders who plan, fund, and make positive change in their own neighborhoods. In 2018, Erin was accepted into the inaugural class of Obama Foundation Fellows for ioby’s contribution to civic innovation. In 2012, the Rockefeller Foundation awarded Erin and her co-founders at ioby the Jane Jacobs Medal for New Technology and Innovation. Before ioby, Erin Barnes was an editor at Men’s Journal magazine, freelance writer, consultant to the United Nations Development Programme, and contributor to Al Gore’s book Our Choice. She conducted field research on water and fisheries markets in Latin America, and was a community organizer at Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. She has served on the boards of the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts, EcoDistricts, and Resource Media. She has a B.A. in English and American Studies from the University of Virginia and an M.E.M. from Yale University. Erin lives in Brooklyn, NY.