Web Programming Specialist
Erica Fox is a web programming specialist at the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. Her collaboration interests include gentrification; industrialization; urbanization; automation & offshoring of jobs; regional economic inequality; socioeconomic divisions; building cultural communities in small towns & cities; conflict de-escalation, management, and resolution; and increasing economic participation by members of vulnerable communities.
Fox is active in the open source and tech communities, attending the Cake PHP Conference and the Write/Speak/Code Conference. She presented "New in Town: Confronting Gentrification within the Tech Industry" at the 2017 Write/Speak/Code Conference.
Fox graduated in 2016 with an associate degree in software development from IVY Tech Community College and has two years of previous work experience as a full-stack PHP developer. She has also completed an internship at A Better Way, a local nonprofit providing shelter and resources for victims of domestic violence. She continues to serve as an advocate for women's rights, and advocates for the rights of minorities and income-challenged households.
Fox is a founding member of the Literary Justice Initiative, a program that sends books to prisoners and prison libraries.