Hi! My name’s Erica.
It’s a Scandinavian name that supposedly means “Ruler of All,”
but as a 21 year-old college student, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a long way to go 🙂
- I grew up in Connecticut, but I go to college in Colorado! Honestly, I consider myself half-Coloradian in origin because I spent my summers hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Home is where the heart is, but I don’t go back there often because I like Colorado so much better 🙂 What can I say? 300 days of sunshine a year! I know I could be happy here forever, but being such a warm weather lover, I want to try living in California or the south.
- I play rugby. I grew up playing a variety of sports, concentrating on soccer until high school, where I switched to field hockey and lacrosse. I loved both, but if you’ve ever played girl’s lacrosse, you know how nit-picky the rules are about fouls, and I found myself getting a lot of yellow cards my senior year. So when I got to college, I joined the women’s club rugby team, and I can honestly say that it’s the past decision I’ve ever made. Seriously. It’s a badass sport that beats me to a pulp, keeps me disciplined, and has more intense sisterhood than any sorority could dream of 😉
- My major is religion. No, I don’t intend to go to seminary or become a minister or anything like that. In fact, I don’t even have a formal religion! It’s a field of study that I love immersing myself in, and I believe that it shapes my outlook on life for the better. If I had to pick a favorite faith, however, it would probably be Hinduism.
- My minor is education. No, I don’t want to become a teacher. Well, I’m 98% sure about that 🙂 But the deeper I fall in love with college, the more I realize that I was incredibly lucky to receive a fantastic public school education to get me ready for the world, and I want to give that opportunity to more kids.
- Right now, I intend to pursue a career in nutrition. Uh, yeah. I need to look into that more! I’m not excited about paying for grad school, but my health is the most important thing to me, and I want to make it the cornerstone of what I do with my life.
You could say I’m a typical liberal arts student; I tend to think broadly, and what I really want for the world is
peace, love, & happiness 🙂
And maybe an extra serving of spinach.