Erika Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College. She is the former Editor of the Manhattanville Review and INKWELL literary journal. She’s the 2014 Manhattanville Writing Alumni Contest winner. Erika has a passion for providing women & girls opportunities to engage in literary arts. She has facilitated community-based creative writing workshops for PEN America, Minds and Motion, the Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club, and the Brazilian Immigrant Center. Erika is pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree in Organizational Leadership and works as the Program Director of an afterschool program in CT.