Erica A. Engelstad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. While attending UMD, she joined the Sigma Kappa sorority for which she served as the public relations chairman. She subsequently earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.} from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending law school, Erica served as a Teaching Assistant and also served as Treasurer of the Student Insurance Law Association. She was also inducted into the Royal Graham Shannonhouse Ill Honor Society at UB. Erica began her career in the legal field in 2014, working as a paralegal for Jenkins, Block & Associates.