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Erica Helgerud ’20

News and Social Media Manager, Division of Communications

Introduction and Professional History

As News and Social Media Manager, Erica handles every piece of content on the Carleton News website in addition to maintaining the @carletoncollege social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok. Erica writes most of the articles and stories that appear on Carleton News and manages a team of 5-7 student contributors to the site during the academic year.

Erica, a 2020 alum, returned to Carleton as a staff member in March 2022. Prior to her arrival at the College, Erica worked as a Weitz Fellow at Opera Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska as part of the Weitz Fellowship program. As a student, Erica worked in the Performance Activities Coordinator’s Office in the Music Department all four years, first as Office Assistant and then as Office Manager. She also served as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for the German Department and was selected by its faculty to serve as their Student Departmental Advisor her senior year. Throughout her time at Carleton, Erica held internship positions at 11:11 Press in Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota Press, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Minnesota Business Magazine, and Houston Modern Luxury Magazine.


Erica received a B.A. in English with a German minor, magna cum laude, from Carleton College in 2020.

At Carleton since 2022.