Erika Berardi is a graduate from Chapman University in Orange, CA with a Business Administration major, emphasizing Finance and Management. She continued on to get her MBA while working at the Art Institute of California as the Student Development Coordinator. She moved to Eugene to become the Events Manager at the School of Journalism and Communication in 2012. Her responsibilities were to manage and implement events for the SOJC including the Allen Hall Grand Opening Celebration.
In July 2014, she moved to Portland to manage communications and events at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center as a Project Manager. Her role is to implement the SOJC – Portland marketing initiatives and strategic events to increase awareness, outreach, and communications for the SOJC in the Portland-metro area.