Meet Erika

Meet Erika! At just 17 years old, this young woman from Coats, NC is already making a big impact on her family and friends. Erika lives to make sure that everyone around her is smiling and laughing. She is truly the life of the party!

Erika lives with Down syndrome and works hard every day to overcome the odds put in front of her. Erika’s knee surgeries and low muscle tone have not allowed her to be able to participate in any organized sport, so she found something that she could excel at: DANCE!

Through her own life, Erika strives to be an example of what you can do with a little bit of laughter and a lot of Wolfpack pride, which is why she has been selected to be the Dream Recipient of NC State’s Collegiate Dream Team.

Erika’s ultimate sports dream is to dance with the NC State Dance Team at Carter-Finley Stadium, and the Collegiate Dream Team is going to make that happen.