Erica Martinez

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Location
Pittsburgh, PA
School
University Of California, Irvine, The Arts Institute Culinary Arts School, San Diego
Expertise
Food, Wine, Dining Out
  • Erica spent 10 years immersed in California's beautiful Temecula Valley wine country where she worked in various positions at Ponte Family Estate Winery, most notably as the writer and editor of the company's bi-monthly wine shipment newsletters.
  • She spent a semester studying culinary arts at the Art Institute of San Diego. During her time there she discovered that being a chef wasn't in her future, but her love and appreciation for food preparation and fine cooking was deepened.
  • She also spent four years learning and writing about nutrition as the web division copywriter for GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Experience

Erica has been writing for various companies for nearly 12 years. She graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in film studies and it was here that she honed her skills as a writer; much of the degree's requirements emphasized in-depth analyzing and critiquing of films. Since graduating, she has written copy for websites, online stores, newsletters, press releases, blogs, and emails. Some of the companies she has worked for include Ponte Family Estate Winery in southern California, GNC, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, and Brickhouse Security in New York.

Education

Erica has a bachelor of arts degree in Film Studies from the University of California at Irvine, located in sunny southern California where she was born and raised. She studied abroad in Siena, Italy during her junior year where she studied Film and Tuscan cuisine. She also spent a semester studying Culinary Arts in San Diego, CA.
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