Erica speaks candidly about her community and how regenerative agriculture will help the lives and livelihoods of so many.

Erica Smith was a member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 3 from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2020. Smith received a bachelor’s degree from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a master’s from the Howard University School of Divinity. Her experience included working in aerospace engineering at Boeing, serving on Northampton County’s Board of Education. Smith is a clergywoman and a science and math teacher. She was also co-chair of the Women’s Caucus and a vice chair of the Legislative Black Caucus in the state legislature.

Smith began her career as a Senior Engineering Specialist for the Boeing Co. Prior to her retirement from the engineering field, she also served as a patent examiner in the Chemical Engineering Technology Center of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Smith was a candidate for the United States Senate in the 2020 cycle but lost in a Democratic primary.