Erica is an educator, learner, and equity advocate. She has spent the last two decades as a teacher, academic, entrepreneur, consultant and strategist. Her expertise lies in Black girlhood studies, culturally responsive pedagogy, literacy and language arts, and STEM education. Erica currently serves as the Program Director of Made for Medicine, which is an initiative to attract more Black talent to the field of medicine. In this role, Erica works to promote health equity and racial justice by creating a pre-medical pathway for Black middle and high school students. Erica resides in Columbus, OH and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she also enjoys mentoring young Black girls and women, reading non-fiction, and watching Netflix.
“I am a big believer in increasing representation and access and I know that when we increase racial diversity, we also increase racial equity. Having the opportunity to be part of the Racial Equity Council excites me because it will afford me a greater opportunity to do the work that I am most passionate about, which is creating equitable outcomes for all.”