As Associate Director for the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Ericka provides leadership and pedagogical support for all R-STEM programs, specifically the REMSL and the REMSL Catalyst programs. In her role, she specializes in providing effective professional development, teacher mentoring and leadership skills, and teaching for understanding using inquiry methods. Prior to working at Rice, Ericka has served as an elementary science teacher, science curriculum writer, educational consultant and district science specialist. She currently holds a B.S. from Prairie View A&M University and a M.S. from Sam Houston State University.