As a student in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute for the past six years, Erica has grown to develop a strong interest in science. She has gained essential soft skills and expanded her knowledge within the STEM field through numerous projects and competitions, including science fairs, ExploraVision, Maker Faire and Tech Challenge.
Within school, Erica became an officer for Best Buddies, a club that promotes the inclusion of special education students. She has also served as a publicist and Sophomore Class Representative for the club.
Outside of school, Erica volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank and Animal Assisted Happiness. In addition, Erica has been dancing since the age of two. She joined Dance Academy USA’s performance team at a young age, and then proceeded to become a teacher assistant and competitive dancer. Erica competed at various competitions, such as Spotlight, Hollywood Vibe, and Hollywood Connection Nationals. Currently, she dances for Santa Clara High School’s Spirit Squad, where she performs in football games, rallies, and talent shows. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and traveling with her family.