Erica Tijerina, a certified physician assistant, graduated from the University of Texas Pan American in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in May 2007. She then went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. Both were obtained from the University of Texas Pan American. She has been practicing in pediatrics for the past 9 ½ years.