2024 Fellow: Erica Bondy

Erica Bondy is a former military child and spouse who has spent the majority of her life moving around the country. She is thrilled to finally have found her long-term home in Boise. Erica works at Boise State as a program coordinator helping to increase access to research opportunities for students from historically marginalized and minoritized communities.

Erica studied political science in college but using her degree to change policy never felt truly accessible. She hopes that through the Boards and Commissions Fellowship she can gain more knowledge, skills, and confidence to engage with decision-makers and to enact change on behalf of others who also feel like the process is tough to navigate. As a mom and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she looks forward to feeling more empowered to speak up about issues that affect all Boiseans and to be in community with people from all walks of life. Keeping Boise safe and welcoming for all, and an active and environmentally healthy place to live inspires her.

Erica lives for the hot summers of Boise when she gets to enjoy long days of jumping in the river, riding her bike, and hiking the trails.