Throughout her career, Erica has sought opportunities of access for people of color. She served as Director of the Aim High summer academic program and as an admissions associate at the Urban School of San Francisco, where she also served on the Steering Committee of Diversity and Inclusion. Through these experiences and others, she collaborated with numerous community organizations and school districts to ensure that students of color accessed resources and opportunities in education. Through her own experience as a person of color and first generation college graduate, she understands the importance and need for awareness of issues of diversity on and off campus for future students and the wider community. Since joining A Better Chance in 2014, Erica has devoted herself to not merely placing Scholars in member schools but to building a strong community of leaders impacting American society through a wide sector of opportunities.
She graduated from Santa Clara University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with minors in Spanish and Urban Education. She has served on the Board of Directors of People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) of Northern California and currently volunteers as a coach with Girls on the Run, hoping to build the next generation of strong healthy women.