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Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer is a writer, editor and digital media strategist, with a passion for storytelling, sustainable cities, technology, design and social change.

She currently works full-time as the Media Relations and Online Engagement Coordinator for EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. As a member of the global communications and marketing team, Erica collaborates with an international staff to set and execute strategy, manage multimedia content, coordinate events, and influence key stakeholders to support EMBARQ’s mission to improve quality of life in cities. She is also Managing Editor of EMBARQ’s blog, TheCityFix.com.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. As a reporter, she wrote for National Geographic, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Reporter, WorldChanging.com and other print and online publications. She also created ResponsibleChina.com, a blog about environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

To learn more about her, browse her work-in-progress portfolio: www.eschlaik.com. Or follow her on Twitter: @eschlaik and @benevolentmedia.