Erin Richard,, a female presenting individual, looking into the camera. She is wearing a light green long sleeve blouse and black pants.

Erin Richard, M.A.

Senior Academic Advisor

Professional Biography

I am originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. As an undergrad, I attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania where I competed in track and field and earned a BS in Elementary Education. I continued to pursue running goals after graduation by moving to Michigan and joining the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. After running in races across the country and competing in the Olympic Marathon Trials, I moved to Arizona to teach. I spent 5 years in Tucson before moving to Colorado and pursuing a MA in Higher Education here at the University of Denver. I graduated in June 2021 and am so excited to be back here in this role supporting and empowering DU students!

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
   The roof of the Community Commons

What is your favorite entertainment?
   Watching the Denver Nuggets

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
   Don't be afraid to put yourself out there, now is a great time to get involved and try new things!

How do you practice self-care?
   Staying active and spending time outdoors - hiking, skiing, playing soccer and volleyball

Favorite Quote:
   "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." -Pablo Picasso