Erica also currently represents the private sector on the AMS Council, a position to which she was elected in 2018. She wrote the AMS Statement on Incorporating Science into On-Air Weathercasts, and she oversaw the development of the Statement on Media Expectations During Severe Weather. She has served as a panelist, moderator, or presenter at more than a dozen AMS conferences and symposia. In 2019, Erica was a delegate to the World Meteorological Organization’s World Congress (Cg-18), and her work with the WMO continues today.
Erica received the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society in 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State University, and she was named a 125th Anniversary Fellow of her Alma Mater’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in 2021.