Erica Hernandez
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Erica Hernandez


Griffin Greenhouse Supply

Job Title

CEA Technical Specialist


  • Erica has published a number of informational and technical articles creating reliable and practical content that the company’s grower customers can rely on.
  • Studied for and passed the California Pest Control Adviser exams earlier this year, obtaining her PCA license so she can give pesticide application advice in California.


A Hard-Earned Degree: Erica earned her MS degree from Cornell University with Neil Mattson’s oversight. “Pursuing a master’s while conducting several research projects was a test of endurance, one that I am proud to have made it through.”

Fun Facts

Pool Shark? Before COVID, Erica played pool competitively. “I love it! Men and women have an equal advantage at the pool table. It can be an intellectually engaging game when played with the right mindset.”