Erika Parkinson, born in Colorado and raised in Texas, is a graduate student at the University of Denver seeking a Master of Social Work degree. Erika received her BFA in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University and would go on to perform as a professional dancer in Denver before going on to become a local fitness professional. Erika is excited to start her social work career with CASA, serve as an advocate for children experiencing the legal system, and learn from the experience of the amazing Denver CASA team. Erika is married to Patrick and they are parents to a 2-year-old golden retriever, Archie. In her free time Erika likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and is currently learning how to golf.