Erica Cederberg, Fund Development Fellow
Erica Cederberg joined Safe & Just Michigan as our fund development fellow in September 2023 working under the leadership of Grants Manager Ashley Bellant.
Cederberg was motivated to become a fellow because she wants to bring reentry services to her home community of Saginaw. After coming home from serving a sentence in 2020, she realized that Saginaw is underserved, leaving formerly incarcerated people stranded as they work to turn their lives around.
“Recidivism is so high because if someone does not have access to adequate resources and they can’t make enough money to live, then they are more likely to make the same choices that got them to prison in the first place,” she said.
Prior to joining Safe & Just Michigan, Cederberg worked with Michigan Liberation as Field Volunteer Coordinator on criminal justice issues and on three previous election year campaigns, and as a Lead Campus Organizer with Rise coordinating campaigns aimed at abolishing tuition and fees and eradicating student hunger and homelessness. She holds three associate degrees from Jackson Community College and is completing work on a bachelor’s degree in business from Saginaw Valley State University.
Cederberg lives in Saginaw.