Erin Mullins


Year: Junior

Major: Journalism

Minor: Creative writing/Communication studies

High school: Lawrence North High School


Aloha, E Komo Mai!  That’s Hawaiian for “Welcome, Come on in” and Erin Mullins lives by this motto. With a friendly smile, she is a Hawaiian ambassador for the Aloha Spirit wherever she goes.


Erin is a junior at Northern Kentucky University, majoring in journalism with a double minor in creative writing and communication studies.


“I decided to participate as a mentor for this workshop because I felt like it would be an incredible hands-on learning experience, but I also believe in giving back to the community and helping others,” Mullins said.


She has always considered herself to be a writer and is looking forward to this opportunity to work with so many creative people.


“It’s going to be a lot of fun and I hope I can help everyone feel welcome,” she said.

Erin is a non-traditional college student and decided to start her college career later than most of her classmates, but it has given her a more focused college experience. Her parents moved from Oahu to Indiana before she was born and she graduated in 1999 from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.


“I always wanted to work on the school paper but could never fit it into my schedule,” Mullins said.


She and her husband, Dan, will be celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary this fall and have five children. She credits them for her drive and motivation to get the most out of college. She is family oriented and loves to spend as much time with her husband and kids as possible.


“We enjoy camping, traveling, playing board games and going to amusement parks,” she said.


When Erin is not at school or with her family, she volunteers at her church teaching children, so being a workshop mentor is something she feels very comfortable doing.


“I’m looking forward to getting to know the high school students who will be participating, and helping them on their own journalism journey,” Mullins said. “Mahalo!”