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WWF Food Loss & Waste Team Member
Erika is a Florida International University alum, from where she received a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, a certificate in Environmental Studies. Additionally, she has been certified by The CLEO Institute as a climate change speaker. She now works as a Program Associate on World Wildlife Fund’s Food Loss and Waste team, taking the lead on hospitality and food service projects. This work includes partnerships and engagement food waste prevention and reduction with global leaders in hospitality and food service.
As a student, Erika founded the “Sustainability” Club at FIU, which bridges the gap between future environmental scientists and hospitality leaders, promoting sustainable habits in the kitchen and while dining out. She has served as an environmental and sustainability advocate in several functions, including through a corporate sustainability role at Costa Farms, as an intern at FIU’s Office of University Sustainability, and through volunteering for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
During her past 10 years living in South Florida, Erika has become passionate about our unique ecosystems and the community and believes that regenerative food systems play a very important role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. She has a soft spot for the hospitality and tourism industry and knows that it can play a huge part in making Miami a more resilient coastal county.