Filmmaker LeAnn Erickson graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 and worked as a high school art teacher before returning to the University to earn an MFA in film and video art in 1992. Her filmography includes experimental films, animation, and documentaries. Erickson's first full-length documentary, From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories , was completed in 1996. She directed and produced Neighbor Ladies in 2005, followed by the PBS documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII in 2010. Her films screened at festivals in Canada, Germany, and Italy, winning numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the AAUW, the Jerome Foundation and the Leeway Foundation. Erickson was an Associate Professor of film and video production in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University.