Erika Cervantes


(984) 209-3723

My name is Erika Cervantes and I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I recently graduated from Meredith College in August, 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Work. Being a first generation college graduate, I bring to the team first-hand knowledge regarding the barriers that our community faces when trying to access higher education, such as financial help. One of my dreams is to help many families enroll their children in higher education, but before that happens, I hope to assist them in boarding the “cradle to collage and career” path.  I am also a mother to a 16-month-old boy who is my inspiration to help bring about change in our community, especially because he will be growing up in this county. Lastly, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”