Life Skills Coordinator
Erica Hogle received her undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from California State University Long Beach in 2008 and her graduate degree in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) from San Francisco State University in 2013.
She started her career at The Hatlen Center for the Blind, a non-profit organization in San Pablo, California. There, she worked with young, visually impaired adults who were learning independent living skills (such as cooking and cleaning) and orientation and mobility. She then decided to transition to California School for the Blind where she currently works with students of various ages as an orientation and mobility specialist. Erica also has experience working for the California Department of Rehabilitation, which delivers services to adults with visual impairment. Aside from working at the California School for the Blind, she also teaches classes for the Orientation and Mobility program at San Francisco State University and acts as one of the Internship Supervisors for student teachers.
In the summer of 2016, she volunteered as an O&M consultant at a school in Argentina that served students with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment. International travel is a huge passion of hers. She plans to continue delivering blind services in other countries by volunteering, and will hopefully one day start her own non-profit organization.