Erica Rider is the president of Alpha Gamma Delta, a member of the Student Government Association and one of the Waldron Campus Center’s help desk consultants. She is a senior chemistry major in the LECOM 4+4 pre-medical program. Let’s find out all about her.
Hometown: East Aurora, N.Y.
High school: Iroquois Central
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite movie(s): “Finding Nemo”
Favorite TV show(s): “Suits,” “Revenge”
Favorite book(s): Anything I have time to read, classics and “Harry Potter”
Top track on my iPod: Everything, Keith Urban and John Mayer
Favorite sports team(s): Buffalo Sabres
Something I love to do: Read, run and spend time with family
Fantasy job: Be a pediatrician!
If I could have dinner with any three people, living or deceased, I’d pick: Ancestors that came to America through Ellis Island, founders of Alpha Gamma Delta and Abraham Lincoln.
If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d live: London; I’d also settle for Virginia.
Something about me people would be surprised to know: I have traveled through 12 countries throughout Europe and South America. My family raises chickens, honey bees and some grape vines, all without living on a farm.
Something I collect: Blankets and soft things
If I were an animal, I’d be: A lion. Simba!
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be: To fly.
Three things I love about Gannon: Leadership opportunities, for me it’s SGA and AGD; Small class sizes where I get one-on-one relationships with teachers, and the help that the teachers and faculty are always willing to give.
Favorite place on campus: the Alpha Gamma Delta house.
Favorite place in Erie: the Bridge from the Sheraton to the Convention center or the walkway on Front Street that overlooks the bay.
Favorite food: Potatoes or breakfast food
Somebody I admire at Gannon: All of my advisers that guide me to what I should be doing to reach all of my life goals and help me along the way: Dr. Ewing, Dr. Pelczar, Kathleen Gausman, Beth Shick and Eric Pope.
A song title that best fits my life: “You Gonna Fly” by Keith Urban