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EDVOICE KEY STAFF

Working Towards a Brighter Future

 

BILL LUCIA

President and CEO

Bill Lucia has served as Executive Director of the State Board of Education and in a number of key staff positions within the California State Legislature, including Chief Consultant of the Assembly Education Committee, senior staff on the Budget and Appropriations Committees, and Chief of Staff and education consultant to the Chairman of the Senate Minority Caucus. He has also served in Senior Analyst roles at the Legislative Analyst's Office and the Department of Finance.

Lucia has worked in various senior education policy roles, including as COO and Director of Policy at EdVoice from March 2008 through March 2010. Prior to joining EdVoice, Lucia served as Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, leading the advocacy and legal defense team at the California Charter Schools Association(CCSA). Before joining CCSA, Lucia worked as Senior Assessment Policy Liaison for Educational Testing Service, and prior to that, spent five years in Washington D.C. working as a senior official in the U.S. Department of Education and in the U.S. Senate.

Lucia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a MA in economics from the University of California, Davis. He also successfully completed Ph.D. coursework and Ph.D. qualification examinations in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and international economics from the University of California, Davis.

 

ERIKA DAVIS

Chief Operations Officer 

Erika Davis serves as the COO at EdVoice. Davis manages and oversees all operations for the EdVoice family of organizations. These duties include review and maintenance of financials, meeting and event coordination, and human resources. Before joining EdVoice in 2013, Davis served as the recruiting coordinator for Direct Technology and as an administrative assistant for the City of Sacramento. Davis holds a B.S. in Administration from California State University, Sacramento and currently serves as a financial advisor for Sigma Kappa Sorority at California State University, Sacramento.

LEXI LOPEZ

Director of Communications and Advocacy

Lexi Lopez is the Director of Communications and Advocacy and  she directs the development and implementation of EdVoice’s communications and advocacy strategy to advance policies in California that improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students. Before joining EdVoice in 2017, she worked in the legal field and with non-profits such as Guide Dogs for the Blind and the California Youth Empowerment Network. In addition, she spent her collegiate years interning for several politicians and advocacy groups at the Capitol and in her home district; as well as joining the NationBuilder team to create RunForOffice.org. Lexi graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from the University of California at Davis.