Erika was only 10 days old when she moved from Sweden to the United States with her family. Born to a Swedish mother and American father, Erika traveled back and forth between the two counties before settling in Sweden at age five to attend school.
Living in Europe gave Erika the opportunity to travel the world—a rarity for most American youth. Eight years later, when her sister wanted to return to the United States for high school, Erika joined her eager for a new adventure. But adventures aren't without risk.