Erica Lee Schlaikjer
Writer + Strategist
Hello there. I’m Erica.
I’m currently Strategy Director at enso, a creative impact agency in Santa Monica, CA. We work with innovative companies and organizations to create positive impact at scale. (Read more about our approach to social change on our blog, Collide.)
My resumé will tell you that I develop brand experience, marketing and communications strategies for mission-driven clients that are committed to a purpose beyond profits.
My past lives have also included being a festival organizer, community builder, professional blogger, non-profiteer, journalist, fact-checker and researcher. I was trained by the AP Stylebook not to use the Oxford comma.
When I’m not glued to a screen, I’m hanging out with my cat, biking to Manhattan Beach, or figuring out how to make tiramisu from scratch.
I’m “from” a lot of places: Fairfax > Guangzhou > Taipei > Beijing > Geneva > Hong Kong > Germantown > Chicago > Washington, D.C.
Right now, you can find me in Los Angeles.
Brand Planning + Strategy
Federal Student Aid
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
National College Access Network
The White House
Crain’s Chicago Business
The Chicago Reporter
Backstage Capital LA Mentor
WeDC Ambassador at SXSW
99U Local event host