State Director for Louisiana
Erika McConduit currently serves as the Louisiana Director at The Education Trust. In her role, she cultivates and expands membership in a diverse coalition of Louisiana advocacy organizations and stakeholders working to increase educational opportunity and achievement among historically underserved students.
Prior to joining Ed Trust, Erika was President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana, where she oversaw growth, operations, strategic planning, partnership development, and policy initiatives of the agency. She is also the former COO of the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester, New York.
Heavily engaged in education, she was appointed to the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and has served on numerous committees including Mayor Landrieu’s Education Task Force, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White’s Student Task Force as co-chair, the LDOE Alternative Education Committee, and the Recovery School District’s Charter Application Task Force. Additionally, Erika served as co-chair of the National Urban League’s Education Task Force.
A committed civic leader, Erika’s current and past service extends to serving on the governing boards of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, The New Orleans Advocate, New Schools New Orleans, NOCCA Institute, KID smART, the New Orleans Kids Partnership as Vice Chair, African American Women of Purpose and Power as Vice Chair, Orleans Public Education Network, the New Orleans Crime Coalition, the Opportunity Youth Coalition, United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, the EMPLOY Collaborative Leadership Team, and she is a member of the Crescent City Chapter of Links, Inc.
Erika is a mother of three children, a New Orleans native, and a Louisiana licensed attorney. She graduated summa cum laude from Howard University, and cum laude from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.