Erikka is a junior at Burlington-Edison High School in Burlington, Washington. She is an active member of her school Art Club, Key Club, Peer Mentor Program, and National Honors Society. She serves as the Vice President as well as Communications Director of her high school DECA chapter, a club dedicated to leadership, social responsibility, and business. She enjoys working to increase environmental awareness in her community, and volunteers with many organizations such as the Skagit Stream Team, a group dedicated to monitoring local water quality. She recently attended a Youth Leadership & Environmental Summit in Costa Rica, and has returned with many ideas to increase environmentally focused volunteer programs in her community by combining her passions of art and nature. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography, and learning languages.