The original plan for JToday was an Internet-based talk show, blog, and online forum for young Jewish professionals in Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia native, I was raised in the Philly suburbs -- Bucks County -- and currently reside in Richboro, but will be relocating to Montgomery County. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Print Communications, with a minor in Business Administration/Marketing, from Arcadia University, and a Master of Education in Secondary English Education from Temple University. I have also been active within the Jewish young professional community, with involvement in organizations such as The Collaborative, Renaissance Group/Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of my favorite things include art and design, writing, reading, traveling, social media, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, HGTV, movies and award season, fashion, wine, Italian food, and spending time with those closest to me.
Update from Erica: In the past few years since the fellowship, I have worked for Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia magazine, Temple University, and Hibu in various editorial roles. Recently, I began working as a Content Marketing Writer with Booker Software in NY, where I blog about topics of interest to owners of small, service-based businesses. As an adjunct professor, I have taught English Composition at Manor College in Jenkintown, PA, since 2013. I am also an adjunct instructor at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, where I teach Business Communications in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Although I am no longer working on my original fellowship venture, the networking opportunities and business skills I gained from the program have been invaluable to me in my career. I also have stayed involved with the fellowship; last year I was a peer to a member of the 2015 fellowship class, and I am looking forward to working with another fellow for 2016.