Erika is originally from Boston, and became a disciple of Jesus at the Pioneer Valley Church of Christ during her freshman year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Erika has a big heart for global missions, so upon graduating college she moved overseas where she was able to serve and be part of the fellowship of believers in mainland China. After living out her kingdom dream of being part of a church planting in a city with no church, her life was forever changed. After 5 years of living in China, she was given the opportunity to intern with the campus ministry at UCSD, where she continues her graduate coursework in teaching English, with the hopes of one day serving God again overseas. Her dream is to continue reaching the unreached and helping many people come to a knowledge of the living God.