Erika was born in Padova, Italy, in 1982.
She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Padova in 2005.
In March 2008 she got a Masters degree from the University of Ferrara with a thesis developed at IHMC on Niranjan Suri's project Mockets.
She is now continuing her research at IHMC as a research associate. She is working on Mockets and on PIM under the supervision of Niranjan Suri and Prof. James Allen.
In the free time she enjoys Florida's beaches. She loves to travel, walk in the nature, cook cakes and Italian food.