Erika Barraza

E Erika Barraza is Founder and CEO of Emerging Visual Realities, a community of immersive media creators and media publishers. Her work in VR focuses on democratizing access to virtual reality creation, distribution, and viewing access to people all over the world.


Prior to launching Emerging Visual Realities, Erika worked at Singularity University working closely with elite global NGOs, new and agile nonprofits, and startups all focused in integrating Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain solutions into their operations. Her work has launched activations in VR and assorted technologies in a diversity of socioeconomic communities, in the United States, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.


Erika is a graduate of Hult International Business School where she completed a Master Social Entrepreneurship, and a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where she studied Theater and English. Her work has been recognized by Asohka for Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change.