Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

MA in Art History. Texas Christian University
BA in Art History, University of Texas at Arlington

Erin joined the staff of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in 2019. She is an educator, art historian, curator, and environmentalist; she brings over a decade of experience as a museum educator to her role at BRIT. Erin is passionate about working with adult learners, having led the docent corps at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She has served on the UTA Fort Worth Gallery Advisory Committee and written extensively about art of all types. She is trained as a traditional naturopath and continues to study natural wellness. Erin enjoys continuing to develop her ties to the local community through plants and art. 

At BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Erin's focus is twofold: to connect community members with the nature through classes that focus on plants, ecology, sustainability, conservation, and health and wellness; and to serve as curator of the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall, where she creates art exhibitions that explore similar subjects. Through art, visitors locate new ways to think about the natural world and their place within it.    

"Being in touch with the natural world is crucial." -Sir David Attenborough