Hello! My name is Erika and I'm currently pursuing a degree in both Communication and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am passionate about spreading the knowledge of environmental issues and encouraging others to become aware about their impacts on not only the environment, but the community as a whole. I was born and raised on the coast of California and have personally witnessed the negative effects that pollution has had in these areas, however, I have also experienced what it's like to have a community work together to improve environmental standards and I'm determined to continue down that path!
"The orange trees refused to blossom
unless we bloomed first
when we met
they wept tangerines
can't you tell
the earth has waited its whole life for us"
- Rupi Kaur, Celebration