ERICA HRUBY grew up near Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She holds a B.Sc. in linguistics from Northeastern University and a certificate in marketing from California State University.
Early in her career, Hruby worked in research labs in Boston, U.S.A. and in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch, South Africa, collecting and analyzing linguistic data on signed languages. She then spent 18 years working in educational publishing, in both editorial and writing capacities, which provided extensive experience crafting and refining content. Hruby began her editorial career at Brown Publishing Network in Wellesley, Massachusetts. After relocating to the west coast, she spent nine years as an editor at the Center for the Collaborative Classroom in Emeryville, California.
Hruby currently serves as Editorial Director for Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and is Managing Editor for Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal, the academic, peer-reviewed journals of the organization. Producing six journal issues per year, she provides strategic leadership in the areas of publications and product development, developing journal content in conjunction with the executive editor, editors in chief, and editorial board members.
Outside of academia, Hruby is a nonprofit advocate who has taken leadership roles with several organizations focused on athletics, wellness, and animal protection.