Erika was born and raised in Michigan. She lived in the Carolinas for 8 years where she went to school and received a Bachelor's in Marine Biology. She moved to Washington in 2015 where she worked in Wildlife Rehabilitation at PAWS. She started working at VCA Alderwood in the Fall of 2016 as a veterinary assistant. She has been interested in working with animals since she was a small child. She hopes to keep moving forward in her career and find her perfect fit in the animal world.