Erika is a graduate of George Washington University with an M.A. in Global Communication. At GWU, Erika served as the communications and web manager for the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. During her high school years and undergraduate degree, Erika was invested in increasing accessibility of low-cost music lessons to local school children. While with the Ashoka USA and Empathy Initiative teams from 2012-2013, Erika used her communications skills and interests to contribute to fundraising initiatives, writing and online media.