Erick is an MPA-DP ’22 candidate at SIPA from Venezuela. He holds a B.A. in international affairs from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a certificate in public policy for youth from the Organization of American States (OAS-FLACSO) and a certificate on empowerment and civic engagement from the UTSA. He worked in the sales division of private wealth management in New York for over three years. Erick is also an organizer for the Venezuelan diaspora in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where he has been connecting and acting as a liaison for diverse initiatives, including demonstrations and forums to raise awareness on the Venezuelan Emergency. He is a founder of the Venezuelan political party Voluntad Popular and serves on the Steering Committee for Young Professionals of the Americas at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.