Erica is a sixth year graduate student in the social psychology PhD program. She is interested in many questions about social life and the social biases to which we are susceptible. Her research focuses particularly on the subtle ways in which were influenced by the presence of other people without realizing it. How does the mere knowledge that someone else is doing the same thing at the same time you are change your own experience, even when you're not communicating with each other? How much time do people spend observing and thinking about the people around them, and are we blind to how much people watch and think about us? To what extent do the people we know cross our minds when we're apart? These questions and a host of others occupy a substantial amount of Erica's time, but when she's not doing psychology she enjoys traveling, photography, and cooking.