McKenzie Erickson

McKenzie Erickson

Marketing Coordinator


Benetech

San Francisco, CA USA


Put the emphasis on your strengths; invest in your strengths.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in the third grade; says she was very outgoing and bright, but she simply couldn’t read.
After that diagnosis, she was placed into special education classes, but still chose to keep her dyslexia a secret from many of her friends.
Constantly trying to hide her dyslexia got to be too big a weight to carry, and she had to take a semester off of school to reevaluate her needs.
When she was applying to college, she looked for programs that would be able to better help her.
She chose Landmark College, a university that caters specifically to dyslexic students.
At Landmark, she wasn’t the odd one out; everyone was tackling their education and overcoming their struggles together.
After that experience, she felt empowered to go on to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
She currently works at Benetech marketing a program called Bookshare, an online library of ebooks for people with reading disabilities.
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Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Landmark College
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Career

Marketing Coordinator

I focus on marketing Bookshare and other software products that help people with learning disabilities.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Design
Helping People