Erika was born and raised in Laguna Niguel but currently resides in San Jose. She is a senior studying Communication Studies at San Jose State University. In high school, Erika played water polo all four years and swam for two. Being a part of a team has taught her how to work with others productively. She hopes to graduate San Jose State with a bachelors in Communication Studies and possibly become a social media representative for a company. Erika values a good work ethic and trusting relationships.