Erin Snyder is the Manager of Grants and Prevention Initiatives with the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) for Rutgers University – New Brunswick, and currently serves in the role of Interim Assistant Director. Erin has nearly ten years of experience in the field and began her anti-oppression work as an advocate with the local county-based domestic and sexual violence agency in Warren County, the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC). Erin has served as a volunteer, supported the Legal Advocacy program, the Domestic Violence Liaison project, as well as provided education and training to advocates and community members. In August 2020 she came to Rutgers after constructing the Survivor Support and Violence Prevention Program at Centenary University, where she additionally served as an adjunct instructor.

Erin’s role with VPVA is to serve as liaison to funders and oversee the grant streams that support the work of the office, as well as lead the team of VPVA Preventionists. In her prevention work Erin oversees the SCREAM Theater Project- an improvisational theater troupe working to educate through a model of Bystander Intervention while utilizing bespoke theatrical programming. Erin serves as the Co-Chair for the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Program Membership and on various committees within Rutgers University. She holds a BA from Montclair State University along with a Foundation Certificate in Violence Against Women, as well as a certificate in Child Advocacy and as a Certified Interpersonal Violence Advocate. Outside of the Office Erin is proud mama, an avid reader and foodie, plus a mystical enthusiast; and she has an insatiable appetite for the art of Frida Kahlo, Dolly Parton, and Channel.