Meet Our Alumni
Erika O'Shea grew up in Lawrence, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Leadership. Erika has had an eclectic post-college career as she has pursued extracurricular activities to broaden her knowledge of entrepreneurship and community building. She has been a Startup Weekend participant, a self-managed model, performer, and musician, a co-founder of local micro-circus Cirque du RisquÃ©, a volunteer for community events, and a creator of an award winning business plan for Grapevine Events.
Erika is also a member of Mensa and loves to learn. In her free time she can be found picking up new circus skills, reading articles on current world events, and generally being as active as possible. Her work within the local arts scene has blossomed into a passion for bringing people together to create memories and relationships. Erika intends to continue in the community development arena, bringing people together to exchange experiences, ideas, and information.