The motion picture (particularly documentaries) and photography first intrigued Erica as a young child in Cincinnati, Ohio after seeing amateur home movies of her family magically flash from a noisy home projector to a rickety, fold-out screen. As she grew up and caught the travel bug, Erica kept a camera in hand as she visited almost all 50 U.S. states - sometimes staying in one for awhile (Alaska, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco Bay Area, and now Austin, Texas) - and while studying and teaching abroad in Argentina, Costa Rica and Brazil. Erica first captured the world around her on film by making short documentaries for her Undergraduate Senior Theses in Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Then at the University of Texas at Austin, she fell in love with narrative film making while completing an MFA in Film & Media Production there. Erica continues to produce documentary and narrative projects.