Erika Stallings is an attorney based in the New York City area. She currently works as senior product counsel for an online marketplace for independent musicians. In 2014 she learned that she carries a BRCA2 mutation and underwent a preventative mastectomy the same year. During her treatment process she learned of the racial disparities impacting access to genetic counseling and testing and has become an advocate for increased awareness of hereditary cancer in minority communities. She has written about racial disparities in healthcare for the New York Times, NPR, Elemental and O Magazine. She currently serves as the co-chair for the Basser Center for BRCA’s Young Leadership Council and is a partner on the center’s BLACK&BRCA initiative.