We’re putting the spotlight on Dr. Erin Feichtinger, our new Policy Director. Erin joins the team with extensive experience working on policy to increase housing security, food security and economic security at both the local and state level. Her most recent efforts to secure federal funding for rental assistance and legal representation for tenants in eviction court has resulted in increased housing stability for all Nebraskans.
We sat with Erin and asked her a few questions about her experience at the organization so far, and what she likes to do in her free time.
What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund so far?
I really love being part of this team. Everyone at the Women’s Fund is incredibly smart and talented, knows why we’re here and how important this work is for our community. I find that both energizing and stabilizing.
Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Passionate, Smart, Engaged
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
Being around our family while we raise our amazing daughter and having a real opportunity to make big changes in our community.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
When am I not working? Just kidding. I have always loved to read.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
Continue building a huge and diverse community of energized advocates for our policy issues.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
Honestly, all my jobs have been interesting and unusual, but if I had to pick one—I was the floor manager for dinner service at a soup kitchen on the north side of Chicago.
What are you listening to these days?
I just picked up Eurythmics Greatest Hits and Nirvana’s “Nevermind” for $5 in the used CD section at Homer’s, and I’ve been spending a lot of time with Kendrick Lamar’s new album.
If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you?
If he was still alive, Prince. Since he is not, Aubrey Plaza.