Director of State Policy Initiatives
Erica Williams is Director of State Policy Initiatives with the Center’s State Fiscal Policy division. Erica oversees several of the division’s policy initiatives including on state EITCs, poverty reduction, juvenile justice, immigration, and racial, gender, and economic equity. She works closely with State Priorities Partnership organizations on these efforts.
Prior to joining the Center in 2009, Williams worked as a Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, where she researched a variety of issues of concern to women including equal pay, job training and education, early care and education, Social Security, and civic engagement.
Williams holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish Studies from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.