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.
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.