Meet Erica Simek Sloniker, Visual Communications

Cartographer and designer. Creating visual stories that shine and make you mappy.


Erica Simek Sloniker is a cartographer and visual communications specialist for The Nature Conservancy in Washington. She makes science and conservation look good through leading in the design and production of maps, infographics, and other tools that advance conservation storytelling. With a background in geography and art, Erica enjoys using the strength of visual communications to bring understanding and awareness to complex environmental issues and concepts. Erica uses her creativity and design skills to bring life to science communications, marketing, fundraising and philanthropic giving efforts across the Conservancy.

Erica received her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment. She is a member of the North American Cartographic Information Society.

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