Erika was born and raised in Colorado, where she also earned her BA in Theatre- Acting at the University of Northern Colorado.
After UNCo, she spent six years in NYC where she performed in numerous productions in the city and regionally, and worked as an Actor-Adjunct for NYPD and Rikers Island’s CIT programs (promoting qualitative policing and non-violent de-escalation of persons in crisis).
In 2015 she joined Statera Foundation, an organization advocating positive action for gender parity in the American Theatre, as their Social Media Director. Statera’s goal is to bring women+ into full and equal participation in the arts.
She currently serves as the Drama Senator for the UW Graduate & Professional Student Senate.