From Wellington, New Zealand, Erika is a graduate of Massey University, with a degree in Environmental Studies, Philosophy & Animal Management. During the year, Erika works as a Zookeeper, and volunteers at animal and environmental centres/organizations around New Zealand. Erika has also previously been a council member for the Jane Goodall Institute. Prior to Manitou, Erika has worked with kids as a nanny, a teacher for high school students, and doing before/after school care. In her spare time, Erika loves netball, dancing, rock climbing, and animals/the environment! This will be Erika’s 1st summer at Manitou and she will be working as our Scheduler!