Erica is currently pursuing her PhD in Accounting at Concordia University. She is also a Canadian CPA with a background in public accounting, audit and tax.
Erica conducts research on professional work, notably how individuals find meaning at work. She is currently conducting research on how remote working arrangements impact how individuals engage with their work, colleagues and clients. Given her background as a CPA, Erica studies how accountants behave and communicate within accounting firms. However, her interest is in thinking broadly about how professions are changing, especially in light of new technologies and the on-going crisis of expertise.
Erica is a Concordia Public Scholar where is uses her platform to engage with the broader public about how they can find meaning at work.
In addition to her research on professional work, Erica is part of a research group with l'Authorité des marchés financiers (the securities regulator in Quebec) which explores the financial accounting, audit and tax implications relating to blockchains and crypto assets. This interdisciplinary project has allowed Erica to combine her auditing expertise to that of blockchain and IT security experts to perform fieldwork regarding the business implications of blockchain.
Erica has been lecturing at the university level since 2010. She has experience in university administration and graduate program development. She is a recipient of the SSHRC CGS Joseph Armand Bombardier scholarship, the CPA Quebec Foundation doctoral scholarship and numerous other academic prizes.