Erica joined the Seeds of Peace team in November 2019 as the Development Coordinator. Before joining as a staff member, however, Erica supported Seeds of Peace as an Impact Intern and Consultant and managed the GATHER 2019 trip to Stockholm, Sweden.
From Buffalo, New York, Erica began her journey toward Seeds of Peace as an English teacher, working with young adults in the United States and abroad. Hoping to expand her understanding of teaching and introduce her students to more diverse perspectives, she moved to New York in 2017 to attend New York University’s graduate program in International Education, leading to her transition into non-profit work focused on youth activism and human rights education.
As a former camp counselor, Erica was drawn first to Seeds of Peace for the Camp program but has since fallen in love with the organization for its commitment to supporting youth leaders and engaging community members in meaningful dialogue.