Miami Presents: Celebrating Black History Month - Black Alumnae Authors

Presented on: Tuesday, February 21st at 12:00 PM EST

Organizational and Social Change

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Join the Miami University Alumni Association on Tuesday, February 21 for a conversation with Miami University alumnae authors in celebration of Black History Month. Erika Baty '04 and Nicole Miller '05 will discuss their journey to become an author, their books, and the importance of Black authors.

Erika Baty '04 is an author, website designer, and creator who spends her time as an entrepreneur working on social issues such as diversity, food insecurity, and mental health.

Erika studied Journalism and Mass Communications and Psychology at Miami. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta’s Zeta Mu chapter and was once the 1st black and 2nd woman pre-law president at Miami University. Erika worked and lived abroad in China for 4 years where she worked in marketing and B2B eCommerce.

She lives between Southern California and Iowa. When she’s not at a book signing events or working with different social organizations, she’s knee-deep eating chocolate while reading recipe books, dreaming about blogging, creating new entrepreneurial ventures, and spending as much time as she can with her one-year-old son, Dean.

Nicole D. Miller '05 is a novelist, freelance writer, tenured blogger, and serial entrepreneur in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been featured in various podcasts, guest blogs, online literary magazines, and television platforms for her writing. She offers assistance with book publishing via her company ND Miller Publishing where she provides aspiring authors with affordable resources to manifest quality content. More can be learned about Nicole at

The presentation is free to watch online, but registration is required.  Please reach out to Seth Seward, with questions. 

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Miami University Alumni Association.