Erica Rider is the president of Alpha Gamma Delta, a member of the Student Government Association and one of the Waldron Campus Center’s help desk consultants. She is a senior chemistry major in the LECOM 4+4 pre-medical program. Let’s find out all about her.

Hometown: East Aurora, N.Y.

High school: Iroquois Central

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite movie(s): “Finding Nemo”

Favorite TV show(s): “Suits,” “Revenge”

Favorite book(s): Anything I have time to read, classics and “Harry Potter”

Top track on my iPod: Everything, Keith Urban and John Mayer

Favorite sports team(s): Buffalo Sabres

Something I love to do: Read, run and spend time with family

Fantasy job: Be a pediatrician!

If I could have dinner with any three people, living or deceased, I’d pick: Ancestors that came to America through Ellis Island, founders of Alpha Gamma Delta and Abraham Lincoln.

If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d live: London; I’d also settle for Virginia.

Something about me people would be surprised to know: I have traveled through 12 countries throughout Europe and South America. My family raises chickens, honey bees and some grape vines, all without living on a farm.

Something I collect: Blankets and soft things

If I were an animal, I’d be: A lion. Simba!

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be: To fly.

Three things I love about Gannon: Leadership opportunities, for me it’s SGA and AGD; Small class sizes where I get one-on-one relationships with teachers, and the help that the teachers and faculty are always willing to give.

Favorite place on campus: the Alpha Gamma Delta house.

Favorite place in Erie: the Bridge from the Sheraton to the Convention center or the walkway on Front Street that overlooks the bay.

Favorite food: Potatoes or breakfast food

Somebody I admire at Gannon: All of my advisers that guide me to what I should be doing to reach all of my life goals and help me along the way: Dr. Ewing, Dr. Pelczar, Kathleen Gausman, Beth Shick and Eric Pope.

A song title that best fits my life: “You Gonna Fly” by Keith Urban