Dr. Erickson is a professor of mathematics in the School of Science and Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College. She received a B.S. in mathematical sciences from Johns Hopkins University where she became interested in the interface between mathematics and biology. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and was then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Erickson became a Title X assistant professor at the United States Military Academy and was awarded a Davies Fellowship by the National Research Council.