Erin is a Linfield College student-athlete majoring in marketing and psychology, and we are excited to have her as a summer intern! As a “desert rat” from Palm Desert, California, Erin can’t get enough of the Pacific Northwest weather. She was eager to ditch the sun and sand of her hometown for the overcast skies and green scenes of the Willamette Valley, and is a strong believer that any day spent solely indoors is a day wasted. When she isn’t doing research or having long-winded theoretical discussions with her psych professors, Erin can be found playing footy with her fellow Linfield Soccer teammates.
An enthusiastic amateur in human behavior, Erin could not keep herself away from a psychology degree, and what better major to pair it with than marketing? She finds social cognition especially fascinating and will (hopefully) complete her honors thesis research on a possible interaction between technology and social behaviors in the coming fall. Erin loves to tie her psychology interests to topics in consumer behavior and marketing. She also serves as president of Active Minds at Linfield College, a student-led club striving to promote mental health awareness and reduce stigma on campus.
Erin hopes to get involved in copywriting and analytics in her time with Suite 4, as well as totally taking advantage of the unfailing office coffee runs. The focus on small business and honest, quality work are what drew Erin to the internship position. The inclusive, supportive work environment have already given her confidence that she will be able, and even encouraged, to make an impact. She is excited to spend the summer intern experience learning from the team and smoothing out her skills!
Feel free to follow Erin on Instagram at @elm.oller to keep up with her summer adventures as she braves being newly 21 in wine country while suffering through fitness training for her final soccer season with Linfield!