Erica brings over a decade of experience in higher education to her advising role in CALS. She values engaging with undergraduates about all aspects of their life at Cornell and beyond. Coaching students as they explore their identities, values, and aspirations in an educational environment is a privilege and the most rewarding part of her day. Before joining CALS, Erica lived and worked with Cornell undergraduates for almost ten years as the Hans Bethe House Assistant Dean on West Campus. This residential experience exposed her to the complexities and balancing act that students navigate daily.
Currently, Erica is pursuing her Ph.D. in Information Science at Cornell. Her research focuses on the role that technology plays in first-year students’ initial weeks of transition to university life. She grew up in Maine and earned her B.A. in Sociology at Bowdoin College, prior to heading west to Stanford University where she earned her M.A. in Education. For fun outside of the office, she does wild things like cycle across the United States, decorate cakes, and optimize the locations of her bird feeders.
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