Erica Privott

Erica Privott

Assistant Director - STEM Professions

Loyola Marymount University

Even when obstacles present themselves, be resilient and push through it. The reward and feelings of accomplishment and strength are invaluable and stay with you.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to be a veterinarian, but dropped chemistry major for information systems after first year
Dropped information systems after second year and I was placed on academic probation
Completed three awesome internships, which helped shape my interests - and "don't wants"
Used my network to get my first job out of college, working on Capital Hill
Disregarded wellness and my rights and had to quit my job, and moved to CA
Connected with great people who welcomed, challenged and supported my career exploration and growth based on my skills and interests
Managed science outreach program, recruited future leaders and now coach emerging leaders in STEM.
Also, own and operate a pet-sitting business, where I provide the same love and care I always wanted to give to animals from the start.
Keep following my journey


High School
Oxon Hill High School
Bachelor of Art, Business Administration
Thiel College
Master of Art, Higher Education Administration
Loyola Marymount University


Assistant Director - STEM Professions

Preparing tomorrow's leaders for careers in STEM.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Helping People

Day to Day

Coach students in one-on-one appointments, meet with campus partners to discuss programs or curriculum and connect with employers to plan on and off campus recruitment opportunities.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Connect, connect, CONNECT! Meet your alumni and professionals in the field you admire, and use those connections to give you access to your industry. From their experiences, tips and personal networks, the opportunity of your dreams could be waiting for you. Explore, be smart, trust yourself and discover why and where everything you have experienced and learned happened to create where you are today. And tomorrow!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Bachelor of Art, Business Administration
Master of Art, Higher Education Administration


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You will never make it out there on your own."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student