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Erica Mosca

Erica Mosca

Leaders In Training

Las Vegas, NV USA

"If you know your "why," you can do it."

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Erica's work combines: Non-Profit Organizations, Entrepreneurship, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Founder and Executive Director

Started a non-profit organization to support students to be the first in their family to graduate from college

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Novato High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Boston University

  • Graduate Degree

    Curriculum & Instruction

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Graduate Degree

    Education Policy & Management

    Harvard University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Founder and Executive Director:

Bachelor's Degree: Journalism

Graduate Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

Graduate Degree: Education Policy & Management

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    It was worth creating LIT because I have created something that has never existed before. We impacted hundreds of families if not thousands. To me, that's worth all of the stress.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    A lot of people told me not to do it including the closet people to me because they were afraid. I used to make a lot of money at my previous job before I started the non-profit. They were worried about the personal toll I would take on.

  • How I responded:

    It's not that they didn't believe in me or think the mission was worthy, it's just that entrepreneurism is a scary thing. It is going to be scary but you have to do what is right. If it doesn't work out, at least I tried. You have to believe in yourself and you need to know your "why." I knew I wanted to do it because I felt like every day I was lucky and other people should've had these opportunities. I knew my "why" and I went from there. If you know your "why," you can do it.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • We didn't have funding or space. Every day we thought LIT wasn't going to work out because we didn't have enough funding. We had to convince people we were trying to help but they didn't get it because we didn't have any results yet.