Erica Stern is a grant writer at Avodah. Previously she worked as a writing instructor and tutor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her MFA, as a psychology research assistant at the City College of New York and the Yale School of Medicine, and in the editorial department of a publishing house in New York. She earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in writing from Yale. Originally from New Orleans, Erica lives in Chicago, where she writes fiction and non-fiction.