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McKenzie Erickson
McKenzie Erickson

McKenzie Erickson


San Francisco, CA USA

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

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Day In The Life

Marketing Coordinator

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

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

    Landmark College

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Marketing/Marketing Management, General

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in the third grade; says she was very outgoing and bright, but she simply couldn’t read.

  • 2.

    After that diagnosis, she was placed into special education classes, but still chose to keep her dyslexia a secret from many of her friends.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    When she was applying to college, she looked for programs that would be able to better help her.

  • 5.

    She chose Landmark College, a university that caters specifically to dyslexic students.

  • 6.

    At Landmark, she wasn’t the odd one out; everyone was tackling their education and overcoming their struggles together.

  • 7.

    After that experience, she felt empowered to go on to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

  • 8.

    She currently works at Benetech marketing a program called Bookshare, an online library of ebooks for people with reading disabilities.