Erica Varlese

i2Coalition Groups Diversity & Inclusion Initiative 
i2Coalition Position Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Co-Chair
Company Knock Knock WHOIS There
Position Policy & Compliance Officer

Erica has been involved in the hosting and domains industry for over eight years. Currently, she is the .blog Shepherd (Policy and Compliance Officer) for Knock Knock WHOIS There, the registry behind .blog domains. Previously, Erica worked for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, as a hiring engineer for their support team where she was able to assist in building a diverse and inclusive hiring experience. Erica has been involved in the open source WordPress community and her work in the internet policy space reflects both her and her colleagues’ dedication to an open and transparent internet. Outside of work, Erica is a competitive athlete splitting her time between the New York-area and Brazil.