Erica Young, MPS

Erica Young, MPS

Workplace Innovation Catalyst


Erica is a Workplace Innovation Catalyst, where she is responsible for building SHRM’s first Workplace Tech Accelerator. Her career started in college when she held 5 different on-campus jobs, as an educator, team leader, and researcher.

Since then, she has managed volunteer human capital, led instructional design projects, and built many programs from the ground-up. She became passionate about improving work when she taught computer literacy courses to low-income DC-residents to close the digital divide. Erica is also a SHRM speaker, and a cohost on the SHRM podcast, Career Compass.

Erica has a master’s degree in industrial- organizational psychology with a focus in instructional design. She also earned her SHRM-SCP certification in July 2020.

If I weren’t so darn good at my job, I’d probably be actress, gardener, and coach.

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be an actress & activist when I grew up.