Emerge Wisconsin Staff

Erin Forrest, Executive Director

Erin E. Forrest is the Executive Director of Emerge Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to inspiring Democratic women to run for office and teaching them the skills they need to win. Before joining Emerge, Erin served on the Waterloo City Council, as Chair of the Democratic Party of Jefferson County, and Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's County Chairs' Association. Erin lives in Waterloo with her daughter, Paxton and son, Nevin.

Kimberly Wilke, Program Coordinator

Kimberly is a native Floridian who moved up north to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated with dual degrees in English Literature and Theatre and Drama. Following graduation, she served a term as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working with AgrAbility of Wisconsin. She then went to work in the legislative office of State Senator Lena Taylor as a Constituent Relations Liaison. Currently, she works as the Program Coordinator for Emerge Wisconsin, focusing on recruitment and outreach, along with alumnae training.

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