Erica is a member of Global Justice Glasgow local group, and a legal adviser and political activist with a particular interest in economic and social justice. She graduated from Strathclyde University with a law degree; inspired by personal experiences she moved on to complete a Masters degree in Nutrition in England. She worked developing nutritional products and health consultations, but became disillusioned with the consumer rather than health focus of the industry. She returned to Scotland, where she has been working as a legal advisor and representative with her local Citizens Advice Bureau in areas such as housing and welfare rights. She is passionate about politics and has stood as a candidate at local elections and at the most recent general election. In her spare time she likes to write and she loves to read a wide range of books; especially books on history, philosophy and science fiction.