Erin Zaikis


Erin is the founder of Sundara, an organization that empowers women in India, Myanmar and Uganda, by training them to recycle usually discarded hotel soap and distribute sanitized bars back to their communities while teaching about the importance of good hygiene. Raised in Marblehead, MA, Erin graduated from the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy and was active in Jewish life on campus as President of First Year Students of Hillel and organized Alternative Spring Break trips with Chabad to Brazil and New Orleans. Erin was recently honored as a 36 under 36 by the Jewish Week and her work has received recognition from Forbes, BBC, Global Citizen, ONE and the Government of India's 'Clean India' campaign. 


Plenary: Advocacy in Action