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Erica Paulson

Associate Inspector General for Communications and Congressional Affairs

Erica Paulson joined the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in June 2021 as the Associate Inspector General for Congressional and External Affairs.

Prior to joining DOI OIG, Erica spent more than a decade with the Department of Homeland Security OIG, serving as the Assistant Inspector General for External Affairs for the last 4 years of her tenure. She has also served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and as an attorney in private practice.

Erica earned a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.