Erica Briggs is a facilitator of learning, DEIB consultant, community caretaker and creative artist. In each capacity she is a storyteller, sharing connections related to developing a more transparent and fluid identity, embracing culture, and aligning with nature to better heal, grow and sustain mental health and well being.
A native Oregonian, Briggs has lived and worked across the country and overseas. As a single mother, she earned a BA in Communications at Mills College in Oakland, CA and a Master's in Africana Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she studied the social construction of race in America.
For over 25 years, she has served various roles in asset-based community nonprofits, and both traditional and alternative learning environments from elementary through college.
When she is at play you will likely find her wandering in her garden, making a mess in her art studio, or hiking with her children to the nearest body of water.
Create and sustain a healthy living community; design curriculum to help equip and inspire appreciation and connection to nature & the arts as tools for healing and growth.
Lead A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshops, anti-bias training and education programs for students, school staff and parents/families.
Developed and strengthened efforts to create and nurture an inclusive and equitable learning community for students, crew, faculty, and guides.
Designed and facilitated professional development curriculum for employees, leadership staff, and community stakeholders.
Rosemary Anderson High School
Collaborated with leaders from other campuses, community organizations, and sponsors to develop creative programming for student development.
North Charleston, South Carolina
Designed and initiated culturally relevant, project-based leadership development curriculum infused with creative arts, organizational standards and 21st century skills.