Erica Mosca, Air Force Spouse

Though newer to military spouse life, Erica Mosca is not new to overcoming, serving and inspiring real change. Experiencing educational inequity both personally and professionally, Erica became passionate about empowering change within her community and transforming her own struggles into paths of success for others.

A proud, first-generation college graduate, after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Boston University in 2008, Erica moved to Las Vegas to teach 5th grade in East Las Vegas. Within her own classroom–and for students from a background similar to hers, she adopted and implemented a theme of “Leaders in Change” to empower equitable opportunity. 

In 2012, when these same 20 students started high school, Erica used her own savings ($2,000) to start the non-profit, “Leaders in Training” (LIT). Fueled by her desire to empower and serve – and guided by her vision, LIT’s purpose is to help East Las Vegas students become first generation college graduates–and the next generation of diverse leaders who will inspire real change within their communities!

Today, LIT empowers 200 students each year with a 100% college acceptance rate, an 81% postsecondary persistence rate and 100% of members committed to using their education and success to serve their community!

Marrying into the Air Force family in 2020, Erica is continuing to serve and lead the way for change, now as a Nevada State Assemblywoman and Nevada’s first Filipina legislator. She is active in advocating for education and has been working on an advanced enrollment bill, while also advocating for military spouses to have their teaching licenses fully transferable. 

As an educator, nonprofit founder, policymaker and military spouse, Erica Mosca is a spouse in the fight!  

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