Erica is an investigative reporter focusing on higher education for California Watch. She came from the <em>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</em>, where she covered the University of Wisconsin system, the Wisconsin Technical College system and private colleges. A California native, Erica previously covered K-12 education for the <em>Orange County Register</em>. Before earning her master’s degree in journalism, she taught high school English for two years. Erica graduated from Stanford University and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.