Erin Findley is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with eight years of experience working in the Texas child welfare system. Erin spent over five of those years advocating for children in foster care and supervising CASA volunteers with CASA of Travis County in Austin, Texas. More recently, she spent over two years recruiting and training foster parents with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services in Dallas, Texas. Erin earned her BSW from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2007) and a MSW from the University of Texas at Austin (2009). Her passion is to equip families and communities to best meet the needs of children in foster care. Erin's current research interests are oriented around understanding and improving the foster care system that serves Texas children. One of her biggest priorities is exploring the intangible qualities of successful foster parents, with hopes to better inform foster parent recruitment, screening and licensing efforts with the findings.