Erica is a nonprofit professional committed to working for change alongside underserved youth and communities. Erica spent nine years working with SOIL as the Systems Director and later Research Director, during which time she piloted new technology, tested strategies to improve efficiency in operations, and co-authored multiple publications. She currently serves as the Director of College and Career Access at the LAYC Career Academy, an adult education program in Washington, DC, and previously served as the Program Director of the “I Have a Dream" Foundation of Charlottesville. Erica has a Master’s in Teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor adventures, good food, and being a devoted aunt.