Adjunct Faculty Member, CFIE
Erica is an adjunct faculty member in the Management & Entrepreneurship Department in the Leavey School of Business. She teaches Strategy Development in Food & Beverage Industries. She is also an Advisory Board member for the Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Erica Riel-Carden's background spans agriculture, food, biotechnology, agricultural technology, finance, and contracts. She has prepared companies for capital, corporate, and intellectual property transactions. Erica earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.S. in Agriculture, cum laude, from The Ohio State University.
Erica is a Mentor for the University of California Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and several innovation programs in Silicon Valley. Erica frequently speaks on AgTech and FoodTech investment matters for private and corporate venture funds, international cooperatives, incubators and accelerators, university collaborations, trade organizations, and industry events. She maintains FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities registrations and is admitted to practice law in California.