Erika has been working at the MVAA and serving veterans since October 2017. In her role, she identifies challenges and barriers that female veterans and special populations face, works with community partners to implement best practices and innovative solutions and performs interagency, public and federal Veterans Affairs advocacy efforts. She is also the Chair of the Michigan Women Veterans Coalition, a statewide coalition created by MVAA to engage with federal, state and local organizations to solve statewide female veterans' issues.
Erika served in the Navy from 2009-2013 as an Aviation Machinists Mate, Petty Officer Third Class.
She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Portland State University and a culinary arts degree from Oregon Culinary Institute.