Erica was born in Springfield, Missouri. She recently graduated from Lindenwood University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She plans to go back to school and receive her master's degree in the near future. She hopes to one day run her own nonprofit organization that aims to help at-risk populations. Erica grew up playing competitive sports and staying physically active. She thinks she is a tomboy at heart, but also has a girly side. She has a lot of modeling experience and was also Miss Missouri Teen USA 2010. Erica's proud of working her way through college and has supported herself financially since 17 years old. She loves watching documentaries, thrift shopping, and being outside.