Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon

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  • What I Do

    Erica is a Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon and advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, and expanding access to tech education. Erica's career in tech began fifteen years ago doing domain administration for the University of Alaska Statewide System, before becoming a Googler in 2006. Erica's role grew and shifted within Google, growing from Support Technician to Site Reliability Engineer. At Slack, she built the Native Client Build and Release infrastructure. She joined Patreon in 2017 where she manages the Infrastructure Engineering team.


    Erica is on the Board of Directors for Girl Develop It, the advisory Boards for Atipica and Hack the Hood, and is a Tech Mentor for Black Girls Code. Erica is a founding member of Project Include, was the 2015 Level Playing Field Institute Lux Award winner, a nominee for the 2016 Crunchies Include Diversity Award, and was included in WIRED Magazine's 2016 Next List. Erica is currently based in Oakland, California.

  • Projects

    A selection of projects I'm currently involved with.


    Global Advisory Council Member

    Project Include


    Girl Develop It

    Board of Directors

  • Press

    August 2015

    October 2015

    March 2016

    November 2016

    February 2016

  • Say hi back!

    For press inquires, please email pr@ericabaker.com.
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