ERIKA’S INTRO
June 8, 2014

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That’s me.

I am Erika Cox. I was born and raised in Tulia, TX, and am the eldest of the Cox Clan. After graduation, I moved to Lubbock and studied massage therapy while figuring out what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be. My mom found Silver City, NM in a hippie magazine, and after some research and soul searching, I decided that was where I needed to be. Three years later, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts and would like to make this field my career path.

I am passionate about creating paintings, photographs, short films, and crocheted scarves. This spring, I started a garden so I can grow my own organic food. I enjoy constantly learning new things, so I’ve begun to teach myself guitar. Learning Spanish is also on my summer to-do list. I love to travel, hike, and explore, which is what I love most about Silver City and it’s proximity to the Gila Wilderness.

View of the Gila from Hwy 15
View of the Gila from Hwy 15

My ideal career is one that allows me creative freedom, flexibility to travel, as well as respectable income. I spent my last year of college completing an internship with the local Arts Council, where I learned about marketing and business promotion through social media. It sparked an idea about a career that allows me the freedoms I want, but will also have a positive impact on my community. An internship with a social media company will give me the experience I need to confidently start and promote my own business in the Silver City area.