Youth Voice, Youth Choice!
One could describe Erica as a determined young woman with the actions to match her drive. She has been a foster youth advocate with California Youth Connection (CYC) since entering the system at 16 years old. Throughout her time with CYC, Erica has developed professional skills and connections that have taken her far in her role as an advocate in her community and in shaping the person she has come to be.
Currently, Erica is a student at the UC Davis (Go Aggies!) graduating with a B.A. in Political Science- Public Service in December of 2019. Following her time at UC Davis, Erica will be attending law school with an interest in anti-trust and family law.
Though Erica’s role has changed within the organization, her passion to support foster youth in California has not. Being on the Board of Directors gives Erica an opportunity to gain further knowledge, professionalism, as well as bring her own expertise to the table and act as a soundboard for the membership.