Microbiology Assistant

BA Mathematics (2007) University of Colorado Boulder;
BS Sport Sciences (1996) University of Oklahoma. 

Prior to joining the Hernandez Lab team, Erika enjoyed the intricacies and creativity of web development and graphic design from 2002 to 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Erika was born and raised in southeastern New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. Boulder, Colorado, has been home for the past 23 years.  She loves living in the Foothills with her husband and dogs. When she’s not in the lab, you will find her outside hiking in the hills with the dogs, both road and mountain biking the surrounding areas, or out on the water either kayaking or paddle boarding.