Erica is the Program Manager for the San Francisco Beacon Initiative, overseeing and manages Beacon program committees, events, and logistics. She was born and raised in San Francisco and has worked in youth and community development for a total of twelve+ years. Prior to SFBI, Erica worked for Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) for seven years beginning as a Program Leader then moving up to Beacon Director. She attended San Francisco State University where she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies. She also has Minors in Asian American Studies and Health Education.