Erica Medrano, M.S.

“The greatest gift we can give to others is to help them grow. When we help others to reach their full potential, we create a ripple effect of positivity that can change the world.”

Erica received her Bachelor of Science in psychology with from University of Georgia in 2018. She then went on to receive her Master of Science from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2020, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in industrial and organizational psychology.

During her time at the Florida Institute of Technology, Erica has had the opportunity to work on several research projects investigating topics such as teams, leadership, and motivation. Most notably, Erica has worked with the Institute for Culture, Collaboration, and Management as a co-lead for The Next-Generation Teams & Organizational Subsystems project. Her thesis investigated how perceptions of warmth and competence impact perceptions of leadership, while her dissertation will explore the role of warmth and competence perceptions in the emergence of shared leadership.

In her free time, Erica loves collecting board games and gathering friends for board game nights.  She also enjoys watching classic movies, baking, and exploring new hobbies.

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