Director of Power for Puerto Rico
Erica is a lifelong advocate for social justice and Latino issues. With expertise in news media, government and digital engagement, Erica is a leader in strategic and transformational work.
At the New York City Council, she led the development and implementation of the Council’s first-ever digital inclusion and innovation plan. As the former executive editor of El Diario/La Prensa, Erica conceptualized “Sept.11 – the Latino experience,” a ground-breaking, multiplatform project that focused on the implications of this devastating event on Latino workers, immigration policy, the New York City mayoral race, and gentrification.
Prior to this position, she served as the publication’s opinion page editor and wrote hundreds of hard-hitting editorials that helped build momentum for critical and historic changes, including reforms to the Rockefeller drug laws, the introduction of a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York State, and campaigning for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation.
Erica serves as a board member of the Women’s Media Center and City Limits magazine, and also as a judge for the Aronson Journalism Awards.
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