Erica Ivins (she/her) is the project coordinator for the Community Data Health Initiative for the Data-Smart City Solutions team at the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. Before joining Data-Smart City Solutions, Erica examined some of the most pressing issues facing Americans today in a variety of research and advocacy roles. She has worked alongside community organizers, nonprofits, government officials, and U.N. representatives at the African American Redress Network to support racial justice efforts around the United States. She is dedicated to centering underserved communities in environmental and public health policy to advance equity from the ground up. Erica holds a bachelor’s degree in history and archaeology from Hamilton College and a master’s degree in human rights studies from Columbia University.