OUR TEAM

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We are ThinkLexic.

We saw a gap in our community: there was a need an impact-oriented organization dedicated to widescale change in dyslexic education, fueled by a reimagined narrative of dyslexia. We're strength-based, neurodiverse, and unapologetically pro-dyslexic.

We do this work because we're passionate about education and equity. Founder John Rodrigues is dyslexic and knows the struggles and strengths of the dyslexic mind. Dyslexic children are brilliant, but underserved. We're working to change that.

We are unapologetically pro-dyslexic.

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JOHN RODRIGUES

Executive Director

As Thinklexic’s founder, John's greatest strength is his ability to help people believe in what they can accomplish together. Author of "High School Dropout to Harvard," he holds a masters degree in learning disabilities education and was a Teach for America teacher before becoming a dyslexia advocate. 

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JAY MIRANDA

Director of Communications

Jay is an attorney and branding expert who has a background in organizing for underrepresented students' access to higher education. She's interested in emerging legal issues in the field of learning disabilities and ThinkLexic's advocacy efforts.

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CHERI RAE MCKINNEY

Board Member

Cheri Rae is a dyslexia advocate, journalist, and founder of the Dyslexia Project. She works to raise awareness and improve school-based dyslexia services in her home city of Santa Barbara and beyond.