Erin Boas


Pronouns: She/Her


Hometown: West Chester, PA


Major: International Political Economics


Role at Penn State: UPUA At-Large Representative, Women's Empowerment Roundtable Coordinator, Student Senator in Faculty Senate,, University Park Allocation Committee, Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority (Vice President of Panhellenic Communications 2021), Homecoming 2020 (Faculty and Commonwealth Outreach Captain), Movin' On 2021 (UPUA Liaison), THON 2020 (Dancer Relations Committee Member), Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society


Interests: Reading, Fleetwood Mac, working out, Pinterest, cooking and baking, live music


What does women's empowerment mean to you?

Women's empowerment is uplifting, listening, and supporting women in all aspects. It's about creating areas where women not only feel comfortable, but have an equal opportunity to succeed. It's about taking action when we see areas of inequity. It's about education, leadership, health and well-being, and belonging. Women's empowerment isn't a women-led effort, its a universal movement.


What is something that you want others to know?

An extra year of primary school for girls can increase their eventual adult wages by 10 to 20 per cent, and an extra year of secondary school increases wages by 15 to 25 per cent. If all girls completed secondary education in low- and lower-middle income countries, under-five child mortality could be cut in half.


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