Erik Saucedo (he/him/his)
Senior Policy Analyst
Erik Saucedo, Senior Policy Analyst, conducts research and analyses with the goal of improving education systems so that all students have the resources and opportunities to thrive. Erik supports the Budget Center's work by focusing on equitable funding of K-12 and higher education and the impacts that race and gender-neutral policies have on students and their families. Through this work, Erik also develops recommendations for state policy.
Before joining the Budget Center in 2020, Erik was a tutoring program coordinator with the Pipeline Project while also completing a master’s degree in education at the University of Washington. Prior to graduate school, Erik was a high school Spanish teacher with Sacramento City Unified School District. Erik earned an associate’s degree at Hartnell Community College and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Davis. Erik also completed a teacher preparation program at California State University, Sacramento.
As a first-generation college graduate from an immigrant background, Erik values the power of education and has dedicated his career to ensuring that students like him have opportunities to get a college degree. Erik’s favorite self-care activities are running and playing guitar.