Erika Presson graduated from of one of the top universities of her home country (a State University and considered to be the premier university of the Philippines actually), the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has a degree in BA European Languages with a Major in Spanish and a Minor in Tourism. She is proud to be an Iska.
Growing up, she has wanted to travel the world, Spain and the Spanish Colonies, most especially those in Latin America. After graduating, however, she started working in the I.T. industry, particularly in the Web Development field.
Erika has always been a geek and learned Web Design and Development in high school on her own. She started making her own website/online journal in 1997 but there were no blogging platforms yet and were just individual HTML pages. She honed these web design skills and has, since then, been working as a freelancer all the way through college. By this time, she had been blogging through Blogger.com and LiveJournal. Months after graduation, she was offered a job at a local internet service provider as a Web Designer. Work happened and put a stop to her blogging. That was the start of her career in the I.T. industry though, slowly moving her way up to Senior Web Designer, Team Leader, Studio Manager, and Production Traffic Manager.
Before she left for the US in August 2013 to be with her then-fiance (now husband), she was a Quality Assurance Manager of a top Digital Advertising and Web Development firm in Manila, Philippines. As of October 2013, she awaits her Adjustment of Status decision from USCIS which will allow her to work in the US. During this time, she thought of passing the time by creating this blog, and if she’s lucky, find freelance web design gigs online. -wink wink-
Update 02/10/2014: She has acquired her Work Permit (EAD/AP Combo Card) in December 2013 and is now currently working at a local software company. Yes, in Grand Forks.
Update 05/01/2014: Her AOS has been approved and is now a Legal Permanent Resident in the US (Green Card Holder). Read her timeline here »
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Also, Check out her Web Design Portfolio.
About The Site
This is a personal blog aiming to document Erika’s (Mrs. Presson’s) Journey as an immigrant and most especially a wife to Christopher. Some posts may also highlight the travels that she did in the past and/or those trips that both of them did as a couple. There are articles found in this site which provides information about US Immigration processes, particularly for Fiancé(e)’s, including timelines and documents to prepare. Please note that it still is best to consult USCIS.gov, Travel.State.Gov and your local US Embassy Website for official immigration documents and instructions. Other posts, well, they may just be about anything under the sun, really.
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