Eriq Acosta is our cultures & societies instructor, and his disparate heritage alone enhances his qualifications for the job. Eriq acquired his Navajo, Pueblo and Chicano origins from his mother’s side of the family, along with Comanche and Mexican blood from his father’s side.
He has lived and worked in both Los Angeles and New Mexico. In LA, he worked for the United American Indian Involvement as the lead evaluator for the program. He also taught traditional American Indian drum co-created the Los Angeles Native Youth Leadership Journey.
In New Mexico, Eriq led a variety of outdoor education field experiences for the National Indian Youth Leadership Project. Those adventures with young people included rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing and rafting. Most recently, he worked at Colorado State University as the assistant director of El Centro, a cultural center for CSU’s Latino, Hispanic, Mexican and Chicano students.
Here are some more interesting facts about Eriq, who joined the Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center community in the fall of 2015: Continue reading…