Erica graduated in 2017 from the honors college at Grand Valley State University with a BS in biology and a minor in psychology. During her time at Grand Valley she worked as a research assistant in both an embryology and drosophilia genomics laboratory. Erica was a founding member of the Genetic Counseling Organization for undergraduate students at GVSU interested in the profession. For her advocacy experience, Erica volunteered at Common Ground Resource and Crisis Line and Crisis Textline. Also, she has worked as a genetic counseling intern in the cancer center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. In her free time, Erica enjoys going on walks, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.