Erin Deely joined the College of Science in the Summer of 2010 to lead undergraduate recruitment, student special events and increase community science outreach programs. For six years prior to that, she served as the volunteer manager and community outreach coordinator at Arizona Public Media and in the Office of Early Academic Outreach in the Math, Engineering & Science Achievement (M.E.S.A.) program, both at the University of Arizona.
Deely is a proud alumna of the University of Arizona with a bachelors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and a Masters in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University. Straight out of her undergrad program, she worked as a marine biology instructor at Catalina Island Marine Institute followed by a stint in the Peace Corps working with dairy and coffee farmers in Costa Rica, Central America. She returned to Arizona and was hired on as the Education Director for Tucson Audubon Society and later became the Director of the Mason Audubon Center in northwest Tucson. She is also a former, family, restaurant owner that featured central American cuisine.
Deely has called Tucson her home for over 25 years, raised her kids, Cassandra & Michael here and takes full advantage of all the hiking and natural beauty of the southwest! Being a Wildcat is a family tradition. Her father, sister and soon her son will be a graduate of the University of Arizona.