Ericka, 18, was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She aspires to be a marine biologist. She went to the University of New England in Maine as a high school sophomore to take a coastal marine biology class. In order to get to the college, she drove across the country which allowed her to see Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. She is excited to represent Coeur d’Alene in this years Miss Idaho USA.