Erik has a diverse educational background with degrees in Biochemistry and Sociology. He works in the field of analytics, specializing in data visualization. What underpins all that is his love of finding patterns in numbers. He currently works at Cigna as an informatics Senior Specialist.
As the son of a first-generation Mexican-American immigrant who was able to walk between ethnic lines, he has experienced preferential treatment and seen racism up close for years. He believes in helping others understand that institutional racism is real, and is not the work of a shadowy conspiracy, but a constant stream of small, deleterious forces that overwhelm those most vulnerable. Erik is a passionate runner and avid board gamer (250+ games and counting). He wants to bring a little extra kindness and a little extra humor into the lives of every person he encounters.