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Eric leads The Talent Lab, which trains the FIU community on the workings of the federal government and policymaking. The Fly-In Seminars, internships, and the 'Impact Series' of events he programs focus on the skills of communication, emerging technology, and global learning, which are essential to career success in Washington, D.C.   For eight years prior to this, Eric managed the signature student programs associated with FIU’s Global Learning for Global Citizenship initiative, including the Global Learning Medallion, Tuesday Times Roundtable, and Peace Corps Prep. 

Eric has supported DC and Miami-based nonprofits in an advisory capacity, including Pay Our Interns, which advocates for paid internships, the Electo Foundation, a service to inform voters, and the CWS Miami Immigrant and Refugee Program. 

Eric has had the opportunity to publish on topics related to higher education including virtual internships (in press for 2021), law enforcement on campus (2019), publicly engaged scholarship (2018), democratic deliberation (2016), and social media (2015).