Associate Director, Institute for Human-Animal Connection
What I do
Erica Elvove, MSW, is the Associate Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) and an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). She has been involved in varying capacities with IHAC and the Animals and Human Health professional development certificate since 2008. Erica's scholarship focuses on the promotion of social justice for humans, nonhuman animals and the environment, as well as international social work practice.
Erica was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal from 2002-2004 and received her MSW from University of Denver in 2008, along with the Animal-Assisted Social Work certificate, which is unique to GSSW. She has over eighteen years of experience working with diverse clients and managing programs and projects. Erica has proven success developing educational, non-profit and for-profit programs; coordinating staff, interns and volunteers; building and maintaining strategic partnerships; planning and facilitating classes, meetings, conferences and events.