Erica is a native Detroiter who did, in fact, grow up on 8 Mile. She has lived in the TC since 1999. She moved here after college to make cereal stay crispier longer in milk but is now enginerding at a pharmaceutical company that you've never heard of. She likes to fill her time attending a variety of cultural events, continually planning to move back to Minneapolis from Eden Prairie, running or biking, singing in the Twin Cities Women's Choir, and following Lynx basketball. If you follow her on Twitter or see her on the street and recognize her from the internet, you will totally be her favorite person that week. Erica wrote for the Minneapolis Metblog from April '05 to October '08 and it's one of the most enjoyable things she's done.