Working at one of TeamPeople’s on-site managed contracts at an international news organization as a media manager, Erica helps real news reach more than 270 million households in over 100 countries across the globe.
Q: What was the first job you ever had?
My first job was with the DC Summer Youth Employment Program… I worked as an office assistant at the Washington Teachers Union…
Q: How did you become interested in the production industry?
I was getting my Master’s at The University of Miami in Television Broadcast… The chair of my program was insistent that everyone learn on and off camera skills… One day someone wrote something crazy in the teleprompter and a young lady in my program almost read it live on air… She was mortified… I took note of the sabotage and started gravitating towards the broadcast equipment… I figured I could trust the equipment and systems over anything!
Q: What is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of?
Professionally… I am most proud of being asked to teach adjunct communication courses at the school where I received my Bachelor’s… I taught Intro to Communications, Public Speaking and Women’s Studies for a couple of semesters. Although I loved to inspire young women to follow their dreams and pursue their goals… I learned that the salary of an educator wasn’t enough to run my household and care for my daughter.
Q: What is the best thing about working for TeamPeople?
The best thing about working for team people has been making new friends, it feels like I’ve known some of these people forever.
Q: What is the personal accomplishment you are most proud of?
Personally… I am most proud of the job I’ve done parenting my daughter… I’ve been a mom for a decade now and watching the young lady I raise bloom into a compassionate and loving human has been super fulfilling and rewarding… The best thing ever!!!
Q: What emoji describes you best?
I’d say the smiling sunshine face emoji describes me best… I try to keep a smile and positive attitude with everything and everyone… Life feels better that way… 🌞
Q: Name one thing about you that not too many people know.
One thing about me that not too many people know… hhhmmmmm… Is this a trick question Julie… I’ll give you my PG answer! I love to be in nature… Feeling the energy of the universe around me is like meditation… It’s so calming.
Q: What is your favorite workplace saying?
My favorite workplace saying would have to be my answer to the “How’s it going?” My response… “Living the dream!!”