Erin Johnson is a communications analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has more than ten years of communications experience in a variety of fields, including defense and military affairs, international development and security, and education. She began working at RAND in 2007 as a research editor and was soon coauthoring publications and collaborating with researchers and other subject-matter experts to devise communications strategies, unify content, and create compelling messages. Now, as a communications analyst, she develops print and online outreach materials (including brochures, videos, and infographics) to promote research findings to a broad audience.
Before joining RAND, Johnson was an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led the business-development efforts of a foreign affairs department and managed analytical projects funded by the Navy. As a consultant, she worked closely with the Marine Corps to develop the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate's first investment plan and with the Navy to define the Sea Shaping (i.e., foreign-influence) pillar.
Johnson graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in comparative literature and from Georgetown with an M.A. in security studies. Her master's thesis was on Chechen small arms and light weapons. In 2013, she completed a professional certificate program in graphic design.
Isaac R. Porche III, Bradley Wilson, Erin-Elizabeth Johnson, Shane Tierney, Evan Saltzman, Data Flood: Helping the Navy Address the Rising Tide of Sensor Information, RAND Corporation (RR-315), 2014
Lindsay Daugherty, Rafiq Dossani, Erin-Elizabeth Johnson, Mustafa Oguz, Using Early Childhood Education to Bridge the Digital Divide, RAND Corporation (PE-119), 2014