Born and raised in Southern California, Erica attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for undergrad and studied abroad twice in London and Spain. After college, she moved to New Zealand to work for two years in the adventure tourism industry which paved the path for a future career leading her to the field of international education. She has worked as a guide for Trek America, Outward Bound and Rustic Pathways, as a Regional Manager for EF Education First and recently graduated from SIT Graduate Institute with a Masters in International Education. She worked as a Study Abroad Coordinator at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for six years. Most recently she lived in Medellin, Colombia working as an English Teacher and leading trekking trips for women. Now, she is the Assistant Director of the Office of International Education at the University of Denver.