Erika Orona (She/Her/Hers) coordinates the Public Achievement (PA) program and the Leadership Studies Minor, both programs which are part of CU Engage, the Center for Community Based Research and Learning. She is a first-generation with her A.A. from Front Range Community College in Psychology and B.A from CU boulder in Psychology with a minor in Ethnic Studies. During her time in undergrad, Erika a peer mentor and TA for PCDP and a Tutor and Volunteer for a couple of BVSD and SVVSD Schools.
This will be Erika's 4th year working with Public Achievement, in previous years working with PA as a TA and Program Lead, and her first year working with the Leadership Studies Minor. Erika is also a Graduate student at CU Boulder in the Masters of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) program.
Erika was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. She is passionate about equal access to education, immigration, and equity for BIPOC and marginalized communities. In her time off, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors, Reading, Engaging in Webinars, finding good movies and music, and spending time with friends and family.