The Beginning of my ECU Blogging!

Hey, future and current Pirates! My name is Erika Dietrick, and I’m a new student blogger for ECU.

I grew up in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, but I moved to North Carolina during my junior year of high school.  Being new to the state, I was completely unsure of where I should apply to college, so I toured and researched a lot of different schools.  When it came time to make a decision, though, I couldn’t see myself  being anything other than a Pirate!

One of my favorite things about ECU is that such a large university has allowed me explore my wide range of diverse interests.  I’m a sophomore biology major with a Hispanic studies minor, and as an Honors College student, I have the luxury of pursing a plethora of leadership and service opportunities.  I’m very involved on campus in ways that allow me to pursue my writing passion (like submitting to Rebel magazine) and helping others (as a mentor in the Pirate-to-Pirate Mentoring Program and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity).

I’m very open-minded, and I love trying new things, so I’ve been and done just about everything on campus.  (You can read more about me and my involvement on campus in my biographical sketch below.) I look forward to sharing bits of my college life with you guys!!


This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Erika. Bookmark the permalink.

About Erika

My name is Erika Dietrick, and I’m a senior in the Honors College here at ECU. I’m pursuing a biology major and a Hispanic studies minor, and I absolutely love being a Pirate! I’m originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area, but I have bled purple and gold since I moved to North Carolina in 2010. I currently work at the Honors College as an Undergraduate Coordinator of Marketing and Communications and am a Co-Chair of the Honors College Marketing Committee. I enjoy playing soccer (and competing in general!), writing short stories and poetry, traveling, and being artsy. Twitter: @ErikaUnwritten; Blog:

Leave a Reply