Dr. Jewell grew up in New Castle, PA and attended Mohawk High School. Erica completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Mount Union College and received her master's degree in Microbial Physiology from Duquesne University. At the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, she earned her veterinary degree. She now resides in Erie with her husband, her two children, and her two pups. She enjoys scrapbooking, outdoor activities, playing tennis, and hanging out with her family.