Erika Harold is a litigation attorney at Meyer Capel, P.C. in Champaign, Illinois where she handles complex commercial and civil litigation matters. She was born and raised in Urbana, Illinois and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Illinois. Erika used the scholarship money she won as Miss America 2003 to pay for her legal education at Harvard Law School, where she graduated in 2007. Since the early 2000s, Erika has spoken to more than 100,000 students about preventing youth violence and bullying and has received a leadership award from the National Center for Victims of Crime for her advocacy. Erika currently serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality, Commission on Professionalism, and she is also on the national board of directors of Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families.
Erika Harold talks about herself, her childhood, and why she is running in this election.
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