Erica Surova is the Senior Program Manager and Data Analyst for the Center for Community Analysis at New Mexico State University. She holds master’s degrees in Sociology and Geography from New Mexico State University. Surova worked as a research assistant in the Office of Institutional Analysis at NMSU before serving as the first manager for the Center when it was established in 2016. She collaborates with organizations across the county and state to gather data that is often hard-to-find or spread across many organizations. Through surveys, assessments, and data analysis, she works to centralize, analyze, and disseminate data to the community in order to improve evidence-based decision making and collective impact. Surova created the Education Context Report for Doña Ana County, conducted gap analyses on Early Childhood Education, and has conducted numerous surveys, evaluations, and analyses focused on advancing education and social equity.