ERICA D.C.

Driven, Passionate, Hardworking

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."

-Swami Sivananda

 

BIOGRAPHY

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.
The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website in 2019.

49ers SLI student Aribah H for editing all headshot photos for this website.

Communications Team Danielle B, Dana C, Aribah H, Halle K, Stephanie K, Jennifer L for editing content and building pages for the 2021 Seniors.

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