Being a voice against violence, I will be! Speaking up for the weak, I will do! Living my life with purpose, I am!
Erika is a native of Illinois, now currently residing in Georgia, she is the founder of P.U.R.S.E. Foundation and a youth motivational speaker who focuses on teen dating violence. She obtained a M.A. degree in Political & Justice Studies and a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Erika founded P.U.R.S.E. after the tragic death of a college friend, Nova Henry. At the time of Nova’s death, Erika was in an abusive relationship that could have claimed her life. Nova’s death, made Erika reflect upon her own situation, and gave her the strength to leave an unhealthy relationship and encouraged her, to help others facing the issue of abuse.