About Erica Jolly

Erica has devoted her life to advancing the quality of life for all through education.

“Good education is a fundamental part of a fulfilling life.

“I don’t have children. If I had children maybe I’d put my energy into them; but I put it into what I care about most, which is giving everybody, particularly Indigenous people, equal access to education.

“Education allows people to discover what they want to do for themselves. It allows them to change their minds, to understand that error is not a sign of failure and is just part of the process of learning and developing.”

Education, for Erica, means making connections and healing the rift between areas of knowledge rigidified in academic silos. Education means drawing on the reservoir of human understanding, inspiring new life and new opportunities for all.