Erin Cao is the co-director of AL1GN along with Chris Lam. Erin graduated from Columbia University in February 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Art History. Despite her love of art and culture, she discovered that education was her true passion when she worked on AL1GN's inaugural conference in 2017. After graduation, Erin worked as an admissions officer in her alma mater's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, reading for China, Canada, and Florida. She currently serves as the Vice President of Columbia Alumni Association's First-generation Low-income Alumni Network (CFLAN).