Erika Rincón, Senior Associate, supports state policy advocacy and research to address infrastructure, environmental, and health inequities facing low-income communities of color and disadvantaged unincorporated communities in California. Prior to joining PolicyLink, she conducted research on food infrastructure and access for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Erika also brings experience in organizing statewide consumer awareness campaign efforts with Latino Issues Forum and has previously served as an Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program coordinator and a college advisor for Richmond High School. She holds a dual master’s in city planning and public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Inspired by her family, Erika’s value and commitment to social justice and equity led her to work at PolicyLink. She loves salsa dancing and being in nature.