Born and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Erica has always been fascinated by the the people and places around her. Her path as an artist has been guided by her interest in expressing what she sees in those subjects.
Erica graduated from Parsons the New School for Design, NYC in 2007 with a BFA in Illustration. During her undergrad education she spent time abroad attending Lorenzo De Medici in Florence, Italy to study painting.
After graduating she began painting portraits and murals on commission and created an after school program teaching the art of mural making to inner city youth.
Erica received her Masters in the Arts of Teaching in 2011 and went abroad again to be the Art Director at the American School of Yaounde in Cameroon, West Africa. There, she implemented "The Meaningful Mural Project" painting a mural at Foyer de l'Esperance Orphanage.