Erika Beltran was elected to the
Texas State Board of Education in November 2014 and will serve a four-year term. Prior to joining the Board, Erika spent a year in the San Francisco Bay Area working for a large private family foundation and worked on efforts to help close school readiness gaps. From California, Erika moved to Washington, D.C., where she spent five years working for a national civil rights organization tracking federal education policy and advocating for the needs of low-income children and families. Currently, Erika works as the regional director for a national nonprofit that develops the leadership skills of Teach For America corps members and alumni in Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas. Erika hold's a master's of public affairs from LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.