Network Expansion Coordinator, Food Bank of Lincoln
Eric (they/them) is an organizer, aspiring changemaker, and lifelong Nebraskan. They believe in a people-first approach to creating coalitions that build political, social, and community power. They are committed to always actively practicing anti-racism and operating through the lens of collective impact because, as mother Marsha P Johnson once said, there is “no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” They are currently the Network Expansion Coordinator for the Food Bank of Lincoln, where they engage stakeholders and community members in a 16-county service area to identify barriers, create solutions, and implement a lived experience-centered plan to eradicate hunger and food insecurity in rural southeastern Nebraska. They have formerly worked as a community organizer for LGBTQ+ rights (where they organized the first LGBTQ Lobby Day ever at the Nebraska Legislature), on a congressional campaign, as a victim advocate for survivors of sexual violence, and temporarily as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. They received their BA in Theatre from Doane University. They are an alum of Leadership Lincoln and a member of the University Place Community Organization and the Young Nonprofit Professional Network. They received the 2019 Lancaster County Democratic Party Young Democrat Award and was nominated for Citizen of the Year from the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group.