Erica V. Knowles is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Collective Drift. Erica is a Miami native that enjoys participating in cultural events, celebrating the arts, attending local festivities, and travel. She is known for having a beautiful personality, her ability to help others communicate their message, and for connecting people.
Erica has professional experience that covers a wide range of industries including journalism, arts and culture, hosting, public speaking, fundraising, project management, event planning, social media, visual arts, financial services, city government policy, teaching, and pharmaceutical sales.
In the summer of 2011 Erica began her journey living abroad. While living in Lima and Bangkok she has had the amazing opportunity to visit North/East/West Africa, South East Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and South America including 30 countries.
Through her travels she has expanded her perception of self, others, how people perceive her, and how she affects others; furthermore, she has gained invaluable knowledge about multinational people and culture via direct experiences.
Within the past two years Erica has moved from being Legacy magazine’s Project Manager, to it’s Editor-in-Chief, and has re-launched and revamped MIA magazine as its Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. The diversity of her professional and life experiences allow her to take on new challenges comfortably and succeed.
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