Francesca Bitton joined ERA in August of 2018 and currently works as the Executive and Policy Assistant.
Francesca has been passionate about human rights, and more specifically women’s rights, since a young age—writing and volunteering in her local community and eventually becoming a county ambassador for young girls.
Francesca graduated from the University of San Francisco, magma cum laude and with Honors, in Political Science and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. While in school, she worked for the Israeli Consulate of San Francisco, drafting policy memos and completing national and international policy research for the Consul and Deputy Consul General—focusing on LGBTQ+ and women’s rights issues. Later, Francesca went on to work in Washington D.C. for Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, where she continued to build her writing, research, and advocacy skills—eventually leading her to return to San Francisco to finish her degree and become involved with the University’s Title IX office as it’s liaison to the student body, and become a frequent contributor on equal rights issues to the University newspaper.
In her capacity as Executive and Policy Assistant, Francesca continues along the path of being an outspoken advocate—supporting both the Executive Director and two of the organizations key initiatives: the Equal Pay Today! Campaign and Stronger CA.