Erica has more than ten years’ of experience in the nonprofit cultural sector. She comes to National Sawdust after more than four years at New York Public Radio, parent company of the flagship public radio stations WNYC and WQXR, where she raised an estimated $10 million from foundations and government agencies, including the funding that launched the inaugural WQXR Instrument Drive. She has also held roles in development and programming at the League of American Orchestras, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bowdoin International Music Festival, New York Philharmonic, and InterSchool Orchestras of New York. Erica is a cellist with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. She holds an MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University.