Erica is the Arts and Culture Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. In this role, she uses art and cultural strategies to further the Alliance’s mission and address water issues through collaborations between artists, cultural workers, and the water sector. Her work prioritizes community building and organizing through participatory, creative processes and centers the value of intentional play in creativity and engagement. Prior to joining the Alliance, Erica worked as a Project Coordinator for the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, where she supported arts and culture-based strategies and managed the Institute’s Summer Fellowship Program. Previously, Erica was Community Engagement Coordinator at The Laundromat Project, a community arts organization, where she initiated and developed a hyperlocal community arts micro-grant program. Erica also led the internal arts and cultural integration at Little Tokyo Service Center as the organization’s Creative Strategist. Erica is an artist and writer and holds a dual BA in art and philosophy from Claremont McKenna College. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and at her local pottery studio.