After completing graduate school at Rice University, Ericka taught English and Speech class to freshman and sophomores at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School. In 2014, Ericka left teaching and started Project 88 Foundation, a NPO that advocates for equitable college access and vocational training in the city of Houston and beyond. Since then, Project 88 has raised almost 1.5 million dollars, and continues to support Houston-area programs that connect students to four year institutions, community college, and vocational training programs. Ericka also served on the Lady Texans executive board from 2013-2016, and she served on the Masters of Liberal Studies Alumni Association board from 2016-2018. Currently, Ericka serves as the President and Executive Director at Project 88 Foundation, and she is on the advisory board for Pour Into Houston and The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights-Houston. She also co-founded the values based t-shirt company, United Values–a company that encourages kids, parents, teachers and students–to live their values out loud.