Erin Cafaro is one of the most decorated female rowers in American history. Cafaro was a star rower at Cal from 2001 to 2006, helping the Golden Bears win the NCAA Championship in both 2005 and 2006. She helped the United States win the gold medal in the Eight boat in both the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Erin was also a five-time medalist at the World Rowing Championships, including three gold medals. Cafaro is a two-time honoree of the World Rowing Female Crew of the Year and was the 2009 U.S. Rowing Female Athlete of the Year. Cafaro has spent more than a decade coaching in diverse performance communities of athletes, coaches, military, and business professionals. She pivoted into the field of research and psychology in 2018 to dig deeper into health and human behavior and is now a second-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley.