What I Do
Erica is a Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech, as well as expanding access to tech exposure and 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 managed the Infrastructure team at Patreon and is currently leading the GitHub Integration Engineering Team at Microsoft.
Erica is on the advisory Boards for Atipica and Hack the Hood, and was previously on the Code.org Diversity Council, the Barbie Global Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for Girl Develop It, and 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.