Prior to joining C4 Innovations, she produced award winning online learning products at Vida Health Communications, Inc. She completed a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship focusing on youth violence and youth leadership in Boston. In 2004, she co-founded the Summer Documentary Video Institute at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She also taught editing for 9 years in Duke's Continuing Studies program.
Erika’s awards include the Warren Staebler Award for English and the Arts; Lucia Morgan Memorial Award for Communication and Community Service; Martha Nell Hardy Award for Outstanding Teaching; and Mary Jane Bachtel Award in Creative Writing. Her short film, Gemini World, garnered an Audience Award from Carrboro Film Festival and Best Documentary Award from American Film Festival. She is a member of Women in Film & Video New England, Alliance for Media Arts & Culture, and Brookline Interactive Group.
Prior to entering the worlds of video production and digital learning, Erika was an editorial assistant and archivist at The Sun magazine. There she laid the foundation for moving 30 years of print content online by establishing a keyword searchable digital archive. She was Assistant Director of a service learning program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, liaising and conducting site visits with more than 20 internships across North Carolina. As Assistant Director for Administration, Natural Products Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Erika served as primary liaison for international collaborations with 60 active scientists worldwide who used theories of traditional Chinese medicine for new anti-HIV and anti-cancer drug discovery.
She has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a certificate in documentary arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.