Erica is passionate about environmental and social justice, and loves helping communities access the legal and organizing tools they need to protect their health and environment. She joined West Coast in 2016 to head West Coast’s Environmental Legal Aid program, overseeing the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund and providing summary advice to Indigenous peoples, community groups, and members of the public.
Erica came to West Coast from the Canadian Environmental Law Association in Toronto, where she worked on test case litigation, public legal education, and progressive reform of environmental legislation. Erica holds a joint Masters of Environmental Studies/J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and spent summers with the Environmental Law Centre in Victoria and the Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho in El Salvador.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Erica prefers rain over snow unless she can ski on it. Besides skiing, she enjoys reading, travelling, camping, kayaking, and cycling. She wishes she liked surfing, but she’s just not cool enough.
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