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ABOUT ERICA

Erica Mosca, known by many in the community as “Ms. Mosca,” is a proud first-generation college graduate, daughter of a Filipino immigrant, and social justice advocate. Part of the college access non-profit 10,000 Degrees in high school and serving as a fifth grade teacher with Teach For America, Las Vegas, Mosca experienced educational inequity in both her personal and professional life. “I am dedicated to empowering change from the community, for the community to ensure students can play the game to change the game to upend structural inequity and systemic racism. The opportunity to attain a college education is the foundation, though not prerequisite, for underrepresented students to become the diverse leaders of their own communities.” 

In 2008 Mosca graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University and moved to Las Vegas to teach 5th grade in East Las Vegas. Mosca made her classroom theme “Leaders in Training” to empower equitable opportunity for students from a similar background as herself. 

WHY I'M RUNNING

Growing up my dad would fry pancit before rushing out the door to work the graveyard shift. With my mom getting off at the same time, we never ate dinner together, but he made sure the rice was hot.

He taught me the values of determination, empathy and equity. I’m running for Nevada State Assembly to ensure we have someone who will work tirelessly and with empathy to ensure all Nevadans make a living wage, have equitable access to education, and will work to address housing and climate issues so that home can continue to be Nevada for generations to come.

Because of my parents, I became a 5th grader teacher driving up Sahara and Nellis every day to ensure moms and dads like mine could see their dreams come true for their children. And I started a non-profit 10 years ago to make sure those children could become adults with real choices, real access and real opportunities for a real American dream.