Originally from Woodstock, Ontario, Erin Eacott’s (Loran Scholar ‘93) academic and professional path has taken her from Kingston, where she studied at Queen’s, to Halifax for law school and to Edmonton, where she now prosecutes violations of environmental law as a crown counsel for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
Outside of work, Erin is a long-time volunteer with Girl Guides. She founded the first Trex unit in Edmonton and continues to lead the group of 12-18 year-old girls on sea kayaking excursions, winter camping and backpacking trips into the mountains. She also leads a group of younger girls.
In 2006, Erin was elected to the national board of directors of Girl Guides. As chair of the program stewardship committee, she successfully advocated for greater involvement of girls in decision-making and initiated a review to ensure programs are relevant to the current generation of girls.
Erin is also actively involved with the Loran Scholars Foundation. She mentored a scholar at University of Alberta and has volunteered as an interviewer since 2007. She was the founding coordinator of the Loran Alumni Association, served on the program’s board of directors for three years, and is a donor. “Now that the scholars are a little older, we are able to give back to Loran Scholars Foundation financially and through our volunteer efforts. Continuing to be involved with the foundation pushes us to keep up that standard of leadership and service.”