Dr. Erickson graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2003, and received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Yale.
As part of her graduate research, she worked with hundreds of preschool and elementary children, lectured and published in her field, and received awards for her college-level teaching, including the prestigious Yale University Prize Teaching Award. During this time, Dr. Erickson also worked as chief investigator and education consultant for PBS.
In 2009, Dr. Erickson joined LePort Schools. She served as teacher, curriculum developer, Head of School, and ultimately Vice President of Academics where she oversaw the company’s program development, management, and support.
In 2016, Dr. Erickson became a founding member of Higher Ground as the Chief Talent Officer, with responsibility for attracting, developing, and amplifying the impact of world-class talent across the organization.