ERICA HRUBY grew up near Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She holds a B.Sc. in linguistics from Northeastern University and a certificate in social media 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 17 years working in educational publishing, in both editorial and writing capacities, which provided extensive experience in crafting and refining content and managing publication development. Hruby began her editorial career at Brown Publishing Network in the greater Boston area. After relocating to the west coast, she spent nine years as an editor at the Center for the Collaborative Classroom in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hruby currently serves as Editorial Director for Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), providing strategic leadership in the areas of publications and product development. Hruby manages development of the flagship Leonardo journal, which, since its inception in 1968, has grown to be the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology. In support of the organization's goal to scale globally and reach one billion people, Hruby is initiating the development of new dissemination pathways including print, digital and experimental publications.
Outside of publishing, Hruby is a nonprofit advocate who has taken leadership roles with several organizations focused on athletics, wellness, and animal protection.