Erika Wright is a Vice President for Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she directs the Foundation’s philanthropic investments across Louisiana, Tennessee, and Missouri. Erika oversees a portfolio of economic development, nonprofit, educational, and research partners dedicated to increasing economic opportunity through a combination of workforce, small business, community development, and financial capability initiatives. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Erika served as the Program Lead for Violence Prevention in the New Orleans Health Department, where she led youth violence reduction initiatives across the department.

Erika received her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and served as an English teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps prior to completing her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.