Erica Chesley is a Software Engineer at Plaid. She is based in Amsterdam, where she supports Plaid’s European products and customers in pursuit of the company’s mission of unlocking financial freedom for everyone. She serves as a global co-chair of Plaid’s Women+ employee resource group and leads a team of volunteers in delivering programming and other initiatives aimed at increasing belonging and inclusion, fostering personal and professional development, and advocating for their peers.
Erica spent the first decade of her career working in education – as a teacher, educational technologist, and program manager – and now hopes to leverage that background to help bring best practices in learning and human development to the tech workplace. She holds a Masters degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.
Fun Fact: Erica loves learning new languages and has been deemed proficient in four so far. She’s still working on her Dutch but is making good progress!