Director of Higher Education and Student Engagement
Erica Riba, L.C.S.W., is a Clinical Social Worker and Director of Higher Education and Student Engagement at The Jed Foundation (JED). She serves as a liaison to Higher Education organizations & partners. Using JED's comprehensive approach, Erica advises colleges and universities on promising practices to protect emotional health, prevent suicides, and reduce substance use issues among college students. Prior to joining JED, Erica worked as a therapist at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University's Counseling & Psychological Services. Erica earned her BA in elementary education from Michigan State University and received her master's in social work at The University of Michigan.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS