About Erika

  • State Representative 2015 to present (House District 12: Romulus, Taylor, part of Van Buren Twp.)

  • Democratic Vice Chair, Michigan Competitiveness Committee

  • Democratic Deputy Whip (Leadership position)

  • Vice-Chair, Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC)

  • Secretary, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC)

  • Member, Michigan Legislative Latino Caucus

  • April 2017, Progress Michigan Legislator of the Month

  • 2016 Legislative Champion, Michigan Libraries Association (MLA)

  • 2016 League of Conservation Voters Champion

  • Council of State Governments Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership (BILLD) Fellow, 2015

  • Member, Council of State Governments Great Lakes Caucus

  • Member, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Downriver Chapter (2014 to present)

  • 2018 Woman of the Year, AAUW—Downriver Chapter

  • Member, Wayne County Council for the Arts, History, and Humanities (2014 to present)

  • Member, Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force

  • Member, Advisory Board, Beaumont Teen Health Center—Taylor

  • Member, Taylor CTE Center Advisory Board

  • Advisor to the Board, Vista Maria

  • Educator in higher education including former graduate teaching fellow at Harvard University, 

       former adjunct faculty  at University of New Hampshire, and adjunct faculty (on leave) at

       Wayne County Community College District

  • Independent editor for 20 years

  • Published author

  • Bachelor of Arts, Brandeis University, 1993

  • Master of Arts, Tufts University, 1998

  • Married 14+ years; mother of two school-aged children

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