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Erica Bernal-Martinez


Chief Operating Officer, NALEO Educational Fund

Erica Bernal-Martinez serves as the Chief Operating Officer of NALEO Educational Fund. Erica is responsible for the strategic development, planning and implementation of all programming and membership services for the organization.

Erica joined NALEO Educational Fund in 1999 and has over the course of her professional career at NALEO Educational Fund overseen the organization’s civic engagement, development and communications departments. In 2004, Erica took a sabbatical from NALEO Educational Fund and was recruited as National Field Director for America’s Families United, which expands democracy through voter registration and education.

Erica is seen as an expert on the issue of Latino political participation and leadership. She attended California State University at Long Beach.