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 current serves on the advisory boards of two Washington, D.C.-based organizations: Pay Our Interns, which advocates for paid internships, and the Electo Foundation, a new app to inform voters. During his time in Florida, he also served the Miami community as an advisory board member for CWS Miami Immigrant and Refugee Program, and as a volunteer college coach for Peer Forward.
Eric is a doctoral candidate in FIU's Department of Educational Policy Studies where he is collecting data on the role of place and space in internships, and has had the opportunity to publish on topics related to higher education including law enforcement on campus (2019), publicly engaged scholarship (2018), democratic deliberation (2016), and social media (2015).