Erika Van Sickel

Research Assistant 

Before moving to Los Angeles, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara then worked at an environmental nonprofit organization in San Diego. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s in planning at USC with a concentration in design and a certificate in real estate development. Erika is also assisting to investigate rent burden and the resulting sacrifices residents are forced to make and feels passionately about promoting social and environmental equity. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and is a yoga and coffee enthusiast.