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Erica Tavera ’15

Erica Tavera graduated from Yale University as a double major in History and Film and Media Studies. Currently, she is a television writer based out of Los Angeles, California. Her work centers on writing content that drives forward stories of underrepresented community members. Her credits include Apple TV's #1 hit show, The Last Thing He Told Me.

At Yale, Erica studied abroad and completed a filmmaking conservatory program at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. In the Film and Media Studies Department, Erica was accepted into the Screenwriting program, where she completed her senior thesis. In the History Department, her concentration was the Cultural History of 20th Century Warfare. She was the recipient of a grant from the East Asian Studies Department to complete her History thesis, focusing on the Russo-Japanese War. As an athlete, Erica walked on the Yale Women's Crew Team. Additionally, Erica served as Programming Director and DJ for WYBC Yale Radio. 

Erica was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to a Chicano father (YC '81) and Japanese-American mother. She is the oldest of five children. She currently volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and is a founding board member of Yale Latino Alumni of Los Angeles.