Erin Steva is the Midwest Director of Young Invincibles, based in Chicago. Erin oversees the Midwest Office’s efforts to expand access to higher education, jobs, and health care, including serving as a member of the Apprenticeships Committee of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board. The office engages thousands of young adults from across Illinois every year, putting young adults at the forefront of Illinois' policy conversations. Recent efforts have included highlighting the impact of Illinois' budget impasse on Illinois' students, partnering with hundreds of students who met directly with decision-makers, who shared their stories in the media, and who organized rallies, roundtables, and forums. Prior to this position, Erin led research, advocacy, and organizing efforts at the local, state, and national level on public health and consumer-protection issues. Successful initiatives include expanding San Diego’s funding for public transportation by $3 billion, passing a ballot measure to fund high speed rail in California, and improving community health protections in the City of Los Angeles’ zoning policies. Erin has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Tribune, and several NPR affiliates. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Minnesota and holds a Masters in Public Policy from UCLA.