Read about Erin Moore
Technical Programme Manager
Department of Global Communications
What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?
Erin is originally from the Pacific Northwest, having grown up in Washington State and North Idaho. She spent most of her childhood running a Bed & Breakfast with her family and can make a mean hospital corner. Once she was introduced to a duvet in adulthood, that skill was no longer needed. After High school, she moved to Seattle where she got her degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Erin felt compelled to serve, and she joined the US Peace Corps. While serving in Kenya, she applied her filmmaking passion to producing conservation films and teaching in schools. With her computer programming skills she created an interactive CD to teach Kenyan Sign Language. The work persuaded the Kenyan government to standardize the language and teach educators so they could better communicate with their deaf students. Following her service, she stayed and produced over 20 conservation films. After her return to the US, she returned numerous times to train local conservationists on script writing, camera operation/lighting, and editing. They went on to produce films for their local communities.
Erin continued to work in the IT field as a Program Manager for payments at Amazon.com. She moved to Switzerland and managed projects for a banking software company before being recruited by the United Nations in 2010. At the UN, she has applied both her IT and media skills in a number of roles including on peacekeeping applications, media archives, and social media communications. She currently works for the webcast team where she supports the daily live streaming of meetings and manages the official global UN YouTube channel.
What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?
Creating and launching the video initiative for DESA with an amazing team.
What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?
It can be difficult to be the only woman "in the room". Be confident in your voice and knowledge. The industry needs the voices of ALL to create products and services for ALL.