Erica Melendez

Erica went to California State University, Dominguez Hills where she obtained her B.A. in Sociology in May 2016. She plans on continuing her education towards a Masters of Social Work. After volunteering in many non-profit organizations, Erica has gained a passion for work in the helping profession. Her compassion towards adults with Intellectual Disabilities has given her the skills and commitment to improve and strengthen the abilities of the students of HOPE Center for the Arts.

Erica is familiar with HOPE Center for the Art’s mission, as her family member has grown up with Autism. Growing up with a family member who has Intellectual Disabilities allows Erica to understand the importance of her role of assisting students with their social development.