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Erik Cruz Morales

Program Associate/Leonard Lieberman Philanthropy Fellow

Erik earned his Master of Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark. A first‐generation college student, he graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers–Newark with a bachelor's in public administration and nonprofit management. While at Rutgers, Erik earned honors, including the Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship and the Richard W. Roper Undergraduate Scholarship in Civic Responsibility. Erik worked at the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency as an Eagleton Fellow and previously interned at the ACLU of New Jersey, in Assemblyman Gordon Johnson's office, and in Congressman Bill Pascrell's office. Erik is a co-owner of Jersey Pickles LLC, a family business. Erik also has three dogs (bulldogs) that he enjoys taking on hikes and the local park.