Head of Community Engagement, Grow with Google
Erica Swanson currently serves as the Head of Community Engagement for Grow with Google, which is a new US initiative to help people grow their skills, careers, and businesses through free training, tools, and events. Previously, she served as head of Community Impact Investments & Programs at Google Fiber. She led the team responsible for developing and delivering a range of social impact investments and community engagement strategies in Google Fiber cities. A key area of focus was partnering with local leaders to advance digital equity. Before joining Fiber, Erica directed Google’s partnerships with national advocacy organizations, in support of public policies that advance a free and open Internet. She came to Google from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, where she led coalition outreach efforts on issues ranging from voting rights to media justice. Her earlier work spans all levels of American federalism: working for a U.S. Senator; with a bipartisan network of state legislators; for a county-level political party; and as a grassroots organizer. Erica’s M.A. is in public policy and women’s studies from The George Washington University.