Erica Wanis graduated from Patrick Henry College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with a focus on Political Theory in 2008. Erica joined the Center for a Just Society as the Director of Research in the spring of 2009 and is now a Consultant for the Center

Prior to joining CJS, Erica worked as the Development Associate for the Institute for Justice in Arlington, VA, a nationally renowned public interest law firm dedicated to upholding fundamental constitutional rights for all Americans.

Erica currently resides in Leesburg, VA with her husband Randy.