Areas of Expertise
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Analysis
- Knowledge Management
Education & Certificates
- M.A., International Development Studies, George Washington University
- B.A., History and International Relations, SUNY Geneseo
Erica Schmidt is a Program Assistant with Environmental Incentives, supporting the Program Cycle Mechanism. In this role, she provides direct support for coordination, staffing, travel, operations, knowledge management, and technical tasks.
Prior to joining Environmental Incentives, Erica worked as a Program Assistant with Social Solutions International, working on the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities task order (MECap). Under MECap, Erica provided technical assistance, such as supporting the creation of the USAID Ex-Post Evaluation Discussion Note, supported the USAID Evaluation Interest Group, backstopped M&E technical advisors, core team members and Fellows, and provided administrative and logistical support. Before MECap, she completed her master’s degree in International Development Studies at the Elliott School at George Washington University. While attending graduate school, she provided pro-bono consulting services for various organizations; some products completed during this time include a systematic review of Gender-Based Violence in Ethiopia and an analysis of a social enterprise’s work in Guatemala. Erica started her career in international development as a Community Economic Development volunteer in Burkina Faso.
Erica is passionate about improving social, economic, and environmental programming through inclusive monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes.