Erica, a junior Levine Scholar at UNC Charlotte, is devoted to addressing issues of healthcare access and utilization by Charlotte's most vulnerable citizens. She also has been named a Newman Civic Fellow.
“For as long as I can remember, I have been driven to defend those who could not defend themselves,” says Erica, a biology and Spanish double major. “Frustration gnaws at me when I see injustice being done, or human beings reduced to stereotypes and therefore being treated differently.”
As an aspiring physician, Erica has focused her scholarship, research and volunteerism on the disparities in health care. She has volunteered with free clinics in the Charlotte region, particularly those working with the Hispanic population.