Erika White received her B.A. with Honors in Political Science from UC Berkeley (1982) and her M.B.A. from UCLA (1987) specializing in public/non-profit finance. She has worked for Bankers Trust and Occidental Petroleum specializing in tax-exempt finance. Erika currently dedicates her time as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for foster youth and on the Board of Directors for the Learning Rights Law Center a legal services nonprofit that fights for a child’s right to education.
In the past she has volunteered for her community’s schools in various capacities including President of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and PTSA President for Mira Costa High School. Erika resides in Manhattan Beach with her husband Paul. Their daughter and son are both in college.