Strategic Initiatives Director
Erika Rincón brings over 15 years of experience working to advance equity and access to opportunity for low-income people of color throughout California. Partnering across several coalitions, she has extensive experience in shaping state transportation policy and planning to maximize mobility, safety, sustainability and economic benefits in low-income communities through her prior role at PolicyLink. Her state policy campaign work has also focused on climate investment programs, the infrastructure sector, and the state workforce system, where she previously led coalition efforts to increase access to workforce development and quality jobs for communities facing barriers to employment, including boys and men of color and formerly incarcerated people. She brings wide-ranging experience in community-based planning, education outreach, research, capacity building, technical assistance, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work through previous positions with Latino Issues Forum, Safe Routes to Schools, Richmond High School, PolicyLink, Estolano Advisors, and San Mateo County Health. Erika received a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles and dual Master degrees in City Planning (concentration: housing, and community and economic development) and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She has also studied and volunteered in Venezuela and México.
Direct dial: 916.287.9886
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