Erika Rawes



University of Maryland


Consumer Technology

Smart Home Technology

Gaming & Games


  • Erika has written for Lifewire since October 2019.
  • She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, and a certification in Business Communications.


Erika Rawes has written for Digital Trends, USA Today,, and more. When she's not busy reviewing the latest gadgets on the market, she can be found fishing, playing board games, or enjoying water sports.

Previously a personal finance writer at and freelance tech writer, Erika has tested more than 50 consumer technology products, ranging from kitchen gadgets to cameras, to thermostats, and more.


Erika earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, as well as a certification in Business Communications.

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