It should surprise no one that Iowa-born Erin Mykleby is so interested in working with athletes and athletic departments. After all, she was an athlete in college. For instance, while she was earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Luther College, she also competed as a member of that school’s women's swimming and diving team. In 2011, Erin earned Honorable Mention Academic All-American honors, which is pretty impressive.
Soon after that, Erin Mykleby completed a Master’s degree in sports management from the University of Iowa. While she was there, she was a teaching assistant for the Iowa athletic program. That was about the time she also started working toward a career as a in the area of college athletic department administration. She was a supervisor for the undergraduate Sports Business Internship program for Iowa and she also served as a graduate intern in event management for the University of Iowa athletic department, where she gained experience managing championships and other key athletic events.