Erika Aguilar is senior editor for housing affordability at KQED News in San Francisco. She leads a small team of reporters and sets editorial agenda for the housing desk. In 2017, Erika helped launch KQED’s local news and storytelling podcast called The Bay as a producer and then editor. Erika joined KQED News after producing independent audio projects and podcasts including having spent more than ten years reporting for public media. She covered law enforcement, breaking news, homelessness and Orange County for KPCC public radio in Los Angeles, and wrote stories about the environment and government for KUT public radio in Austin. She volunteers as an editor and mentor for various journalism training programs. Erika Aguilar is a proud Tejana from San Antonio. She believes in compromise, optimism and Selena.