Erika Peña is a designer whose multi-cultural upbringing has shaped her designs into culturally sound pieces of fashionable art & has captured the attention of fashionistas worldwide. The influence of her travels & cultures has led to Erika becoming a universal sensation. Peña, the daughter of Dominican parents, moved to Florida at 4 years old. At 18, she relocated to New York City where she studied fashion design at Parsons Design School. There she honed her skills working & collaborating with fashion labels like Donna Karan & Josie Natori. After graduating & returning to Puerto Rico. Peña’s drive & determination pushed the designer to venture into uncharted territory. Using nothing but her love of culture and a dismantled shell lamp, Peña designed and handmade a pair of earrings that launched what today is her Design empire, Erika Peña Designs. In 2006, Erika joined forces with, her sister, Bielka Peña-Bevillard.