Erica Bleicher, Fiscal Sponsorship Manager, works closely with the PolicyLink fiscally sponsored projects to support and help build their capacity to advance racial and economic equity. With ongoing partnership, these collaborations enable PolicyLink to expand opportunities to issue area experts that mobilize resources to their communities. Erica started her career in grassroots organizing to increase funding for California’s public schools. Following her advocacy work, Erica took on a variety of positions in nonprofit operations and fiscal sponsorship, bringing deep experience to her current role. Prior to PolicyLink, Erica worked with Arabella Advisors managing a portfolio of advocacy projects that aim to pass legislation around affordable housing, paid family leave, immigration reform, and climate justice. She holds a masters of public administration from San Francisco State University with a focus on nonprofit administration. Outside of work, Erica enjoys building community and is often planning when she can next coordinate a puzzle swap, succulent give-away, or spending time outdoors with friends.