Erica Manoatl as baby Erica Manoatl as an adult

Erica Manoatl

Title: Manager of Research Initiatives
Phone: 303-620-4574

Erica Manoatl works as the Campaign’s Manager of Research Initiatives. In this role she ensures the Children’s Campaign’s policy priorities are research – and data – informed, shares data on child well-being with stakeholders around the state, and leads our internal evaluation efforts to understand our impact. Erica collaborates with our Vice President of Research Initiatives, Sarah Hughes, in the analysis and writing for the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report. Before coming to the Children’s Campaign, Erica was in the classroom working as a Teach For America corps member in New Orleans and D.C. She also served as a research assistant at Columbia University investigating the areas of child health and school readiness and performance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health from Columbia University.


Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: McLean, VA
College: BA from George Washington University and MPH from Columbia University
Major: English, Population and Family Health
Favorite Children’s Book: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Your Mom Always Said: “…bring an extra layer, just in case.”
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: Sunshine almost every day, even in the winter!
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Star Kitchen for Dim sum
Dream Job: Food critic, or really anything involving being paid to eat
Job You Wouldn't Do In A Million Years: Pilot or flight attendant
Who You Idolize Most: My parents – both incredibly loving and hard-working people
Your Greatest Extravagance: Baking supplies/gadgets
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Running with the dog
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Glenwood Springs
Proudest Accomplishment: Teaching Pre-Algebra to 8th graders
Night Owl or Early Bird: Early Bird
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Coffee
Favorite Book: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Biggest Pet Peeve: Being honked at when the light has just turned green
Word Or Phrase You Most Overuse: Sure thing