Director of Product Development
Erin White (they/them) is an experienced technologist keenly interested in the intersections of technology and design with equity, inclusion and belonging. Prior to joining TMI, Erin directed digital library strategy and led or actively contributed to DEI initiatives at Virginia Commonwealth University. Erin started their professional career as a web developer and librarian before shifting their focus to digital strategy and team leadership, user experience, and DEI initiatives in areas including IT systems, web design, employee recruitment and retention, and LGBTQIA inclusion and belonging. They have written about trans-inclusive web design, nonbinary identity, and the future of digital user experience.
Erin earned bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Publication Management from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In addition to their work at TMI, Erin is an adjunct instructor of Information Architecture at the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences.
Originally hailing from the Deep South, Erin called Richmond home for 13 years and now lives in Providence, RI, with their wife and two dogs.When they’re not thinking about the internet, they enjoy bicycling, travel and music.
"The moment we choose to love, we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others."
- bell hooks