Erika has a passion for harnessing data to evaluate policy, improve government service delivery, and foster trust and participation in our democracy. Erika gained exposure to policy making at all levels of government, by serving in offices in the U.S. House, New York State Senate, and New York City Council. Most recently, Erika was a New York City Urban Fellow at the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, where she augmented her policy background with a technical skill set while modernizing the city’s procurement data storage practices and reporting. Erika holds a B.S. in Public and International Affairs from the City University of New York, Baruch College.