Erica serves as the Data and Research Manager at DC Action. She arrived here after working as a Policy Analyst in Hartford, CT. While in Connecticut, her work centered around advocating for low-income youth and their families, focusing largely on the effects of parental incarceration on children.
In addition to her position at DC Action, she is also pursuing her PhD in Social Welfare from the State University of New York at Albany. Her academic research focuses on qualitatively examining the perceptions and believed effects that drug testing policies for welfare application and receipt will have on low-income individuals and their families.
She received her BS in Psychology from Union College in 2007 and, following the completion of her master’s degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009, she worked at Yale University for two years as a research assistant. This work, which was located at a local Veterans Affairs Hospital, centered around best practices and treatment for veterans with co-morbid substance use disorders and PTSD.
Erica is excited to continue to advocate for child and family success in the DC area through the lenses of data, policy analysis and program evaluation.