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Erin Kelly

Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Affirm, Inc.
MBA 2017
Master of Environmental Management 2017
Erin  Kelly

Erin is currently Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Affirm, Inc. Erin received her MEM and MBA from Yale in 2017. Her studies at Yale focused on corporate strategy and its relationship with corporate sustainability and social responsibility, primarily in the retail sector. She spent the summer of 2016 on the Brand Strategy team at Ziba, a design & innovation consulting firm in Portland, OR. Her previous summer internship was with A.T. Kearney in San Francisco, where she helped implement a global organization transformation for a $5B retail client.   Prior to Yale, Erin worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, concentrating primarily on community economic development and women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship. Erin started her career in San Francisco with One King’s Lane where she was a buyer for housewares, food and wine. Despite her love of all things food, she later moved into a role as an operations analyst focused on gaining supply chain efficiencies. Erin has also worked for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., managing purchasing vendor contract negotiations. She has interned for the US Senate and in San Francisco art galleries alike, pursued public service with AmeriCorps, and volunteered as a tutor for Bay Area NGOs serving homeless youth.   Erin graduated with highest honors from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design with a degree in Architecture. At Yale SOM Erin was a Forté Foundation Fellow, World Fellows Student Liaison, F&ES Peer Career Advisor, SOM Admissions Interviewer, and a Board Fellow with the Architecture Resource Center.