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!!