Erika graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado in 1997. Prior to PA school, she worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, Nurse Aide, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist and Surgical Technologist, with each of these providing skills and knowledge that have helped her through her education and as a PA-C. She belongs to American Academy of Physician Assistants and recently earned her recertification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, which must be completed every 6 years. Erika has completed two medical missions to Mugonero, Rwanda and contributed to a recent publication in the Journal of Knee Surgery. Erika enjoys biking, skiing, playing tennis and enjoying the Colorado sunshine in her free time.