Our Team

Welcome! We’re excited to learn more about you and want to help you get to know us as well. Check out our LinkedIn profiles to learn even more about our backgrounds.

Erin Ewart, Founder and Career Coach

Erin founded Careers for Social Impact in 2014 and has been loving her work ever since. Erin has worked for a diverse set of organizations across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, from Google to the U.S. State Department, and she especially loves using this experience to help professionals who are interested in transitioning between sectors.

Erin recently relocated to New York City, after spending the last five years in Seattle. She loves to travel and has studied and lived abroad in Italy and Panama, and visited 30+ countries. She is most proud of the three month solo backpacking trip she took in her twenties – ask her about it! Outside of work, Erin’s time is occupied with her two young kids, Ryan (4) and Kieran (six months). Once they are old enough, she can’t wait to show them the world.

Ashley Mandel, Community Manager

Ashley loves bringing people together and building meaningful connections with others who share her passion for impact. She is a founding member of the Careers for Social Impact community and was a participant in one of the very first Job Search Bootcamp groups. She’s excited to join the team to lead our community-building work, including managing our Social Impact Networking Happy Hours, moderating our online community, and leading networking and volunteer events for our clients. Over the course of her career, Ashley has worked across government, non-profit and for-profit sectors, bringing a diversity of social sector experience to our community. In addition to her work with us, she is a Foundation Partnerships Officer at PATH where she advances PATH’s philanthropy program and mission to accelerate health equity around the globe. Outside of her day job, she is also a Partner with Social Venture Partners (SVP) in Seattle, serving on their Portfolio Grant Committee to deliver an even greater impact within the community. When not building community, she loves baking, especially sourdough bread, and snuggling with her two dogs Marty and Farrah.