Eric graduated from Rutgers University in 2011 double majoring in Sociology and Labor Studies and Employee Relations. He enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2012 and served with multiple Marine Raider Battalions in Camp Lejeune, NC prior to his commissioning in 2016. Eric then served in Okinawa, Japan with 9th Engineer Support Battalion and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit where he concurrently completed his M.A. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Louisville. Eric is currently enrolled at the Teachers College, Columbia University where he is working towards his M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and Media. He will then head to the Training and Education Command aboard Quantico, VA where he will utilize his newfound knowledge in support of formal Marine Corps entry and intermediate level education.