Erica Cruz

Student Workforce Coordinator, West Adams Preparatory High School

Erica Cruz supports the Associate Director of Programs in connecting students with high-value internship and mentorship opportunities. Cruz also supports The Intern Project and Girls Build LA, two of the LA Promise Fund’s countywide programs. Cruz joined the LA Promise Fund in August 2017 as an AmeriCorps Vista. Prior to joining the LA Promise Fund, Cruz interned at Los Angeles City Hall in the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment as an administrative intern, assisting the City Department and the Neighborhood Council board members. Cruz earned her B.A. in Sociology and Spanish at the University of California, Riverside.

Cruz enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking and taking road-trips. She also has a special love for capturing the beauty of nature in photographs. She enjoys reading poetry, thrillers, and philosophy. Some of her favorite books include Alchemist and Into the Wild

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” –Christopher McCandless