Erica Martinez

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Location
Pittsburgh, PA
School
University Of California, Irvine, The Arts Institute Culinary Arts School, San Diego
Expertise
Bold Red Wines, Home-Cooked Mexican Food, Food History
  • In 1998, Erica got her first taste of Europe on a three-week exploration of five countries, igniting a passion for travel and food.
  • She launched the blog for Southern California's Ponte Winery which highlighted food and wine pairings.
  • Her first professional writing job came in 2008 when she was hired as the copywriter for the GNC website division.

Experience

When Erica was pursuing her bachelor's degree in film studies, she had no idea it would lead to a passion for writing. The hours spent analyzing films and writing essays revealed a knack for research and expression through written words, with her favorite topic being food. She has now been writing for various companies for 12 years in the form of website copy, newsletters, press releases, blogs, and emails. Some of the companies she has worked for include Ponte Family Estate Winery, General Nutrition Corporation, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, and Brickhouse Security in New York.

Education

Erica has a bachelor's degree in Film Studies from the University of California at Irvine. She studied abroad in Siena, Italy in college where she studied Film and Tuscan cuisine. She also spent a semester studying Culinary Arts in San Diego, CA.
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