While pursuing her undergraduate degrees in photography and art history at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Erica traveled to Guatemala to study Mayan art and architecture. While there, she collaborated with a local artist to paint a mural at the youth center in Antigua while also completing a photography project about the women artisans of the local weaving cooperative. After earning her B.F.A., she continued to travel through Central and South America, creating visual storytelling projects. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions throughout the U.S. as well as in online and print publications. She developed a passion for working with youth in arts-based community and museum programs in Boston, which led her to pursue her Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University. Erica is currently a freelance photographer, a visual art/photography teacher at a high school north of Boston as well as an Arts Instructor at The Danforth Art Museum. She has previously led student travel programs and photography workshops with Putney Student Travel programs to the U.S., Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Germany, and Iceland. Besides photography and travel, Erica enjoys rock climbing, biking, and hiking.