StepUp Spotlight: Meet Our Communications Specialist, Genna Erickson

IMG_7574Hi! My name is Genna Erickson, and I’m the Communications Specialist for the Utah System of Higher Education where I work behind the scenes with the StepUp team to write content, help with the website, and design the brochures, posters, and other StepUp materials you see at schools around the state.

I’m originally from Utah Valley and graduated from Provo High School. After high school I went to BYU – Idaho where I got a B.A. in English. Living in Idaho was a lot of fun, but I am really happy to be back in my beautiful home state where I enjoy spending time outside and hiking in the mountains.

While at university, I got involved with writing for the school newspaper and learned graphic design on the side, which I fell in love with. I’m now lucky enough that I get to do that for a career!

In my free time, I love to cook and bake—I’m excited for the warm weather because it means I can pull out my ice cream maker and spend more time outside. I also enjoy reading and traveling to new places. In addition, I’m a self-professed geek—I love to read comics, attend comic cons and just generally geek out over my fandoms.

I’m excited to be working with StepUp and helping students prepare for college! -Genna