Erika Fry is an Assistant Editor at Columbia Journalism Review, where she writes on politics for the Campaigns Desk. Fry graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism with a Master of Arts degree in political and international reporting in 2011. In summer 2011, Fry did oral history and reporting work in Burundi through a grant from the Davis Projects for Peace program.
From 2005 to 2010, Fry was a journalist in Thailand, where she wrote features and investigative pieces for Bangkok Post's Sunday Spectrum magazine. In that position she covered a wide range of social, political, and economic issues throughout Southeast Asia including political violence in Bangkok, insurgency and human rights abuses in Thailand's deep South, and the trafficking and exploitation of migrant workers and refugees from Burma, Cambodia and Laos. She also freelanced and contributed to publications including CNNGo, Huffington Post, and Channel News Asia.
Prior to her time in Thailand, Fry worked as a teacher in the Marshall Islands and as a defense contractor in Washington, DC.
Fry graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in English.