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Erica McLain

Having competed at an elite level across five different sports since the age of six, US Olympian Erica McLain credits much of her personal development to athletics. After graduating from Stanford University with a BA in Communication & a minor in Studio Art, Erica pursued her gift in track & field, representing the US at the 2008 Olympic Games & signing an athletic contract with NIKE, Inc. Although a traumatic training accident has since ended her athletic career, Erica remains committed to her mission of promoting sports as a vehicle for social development.

Upon graduating with an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Erica founded an education startup called PATHworks. PATHworks delivers innovative curriculum to middle school students by reinforcing STEM & Language Arts Education through structured sports participation. Additionally, Erica is an active volunteer with Athletes for Hope & Harper for Kids.

As an athlete, Erica specialized in the track & field disciplines of long jump & triple jump. Erica is a 14-Time NCAA All-American, 3-Time U.S. Champion, and has represented the U.S. as member of 6 World Championship teams since the age of 16 in addition to being a member of the 2008 Olympic Team.