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Erica Cuevas is a director in the Policy & Advocacy practice at JFF. She leads policy analysis, research, advocacy, and communications efforts to strengthen federal and state policy to spur innovation and improve pathways across K-12 and postsecondary education systems.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Cultivating insights for state and federal policymakers
  • Developing field-informed recommendations on national policy issues
  • Helping practitioners develop skills in policy and advocacy engagement
  • Innovation in college and career pathways

Before joining JFF, Cuevas was a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, focusing on federal programs to make postsecondary education more accessible.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science and government, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
  • Master’s degree in public affairs, specialized concentration in public policy analysis, University of Texas at Austin