Coming from a liberal arts background, Erica began her career as the first junior data analyst at dbt Labs. She experienced the growing pains of shifting into a technical role without a technical background. However, high pressure forms diamonds.
Erica became passionate that anyone can become an analytics engineer with the right mentors and resources. This motivated her to charter the first dbt Learn program, which has now trained over 1300 students.
Between leaving dbt Labs and rejoining, she worked on Buzzfeed's data team and applied the same mentality towards learning data science. Today, she's the Head of Data at dbt Labs. Her focus is now leading a world-class team by innovating what it means to be an analytics engineer at a fast-growing startup.