In high school, Erika balanced a commitment to service, academics, and athletics. She devoted much of her time to volunteer activities, including mission trips to Panama and Ecuador. Erika also spent four years in Leadership Academy, was a member of four National Honors Societies, managed the varsity cheer team, and played varsity tennis for three years. During her senior year, her school selected her as their sole submission for the “Best Citizen” DAR Scholarship competition, which she won. Outside of academic and volunteer pursuits, her passions include photography, singing, and sketching.