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Experience: 9+ Years in mission-centric roles.

I’m passionate about our work because: 

Both working in education for several years and, now, my experience as a parent has shown me that no two students learn the same way. We must revamp and rethink, let learners get their hands dirty and test our theories of change. I’m super excited to be a part of this education changemaker community. 

My favorite learning experience is: 

I’ve always been someone who loves English class and creative writing is really when I came alive for me. It helped me find my voice. I mean, who knew I could write poetry? Telling stories through language is one of my favorite ways to continue to learn and grow.

My role in three words:

Amplifying Voices & Impact

I’m currently learning about:

Being a strong advocate for my kindergartener. He is a nonverbal youth and, as a result, I’m learning how to be his voice and navigate the school system. I’m also learning how to spread the word of incredible education innovations and get people excited about the great work being done!

I’m currently working on: 

Getting my MA in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga, as well as thinking about all things tone, brand and visuals as it relates to Getting Smart, Getting Smart Collective and GettingSmart.com.


Aarika Guerrero is a skilled communications professional with 9+ years’ experience in mission-driven impact storytelling. Most recently she was the Communication Manager for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Aarika has a proven record of curating and executing communication strategies that exceed organizational engagement, attendance, conversion, and other strategic goals.

An avid learner, she has received the Google Data Analytics Certification and six HubSpot certifications (Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Digital Advertising, and SEO). When not working with Getting Smart, you can find her trying to keep up with her three beautiful children, studying, curled up with a book, listening to music, or lounging around with her husband (watching anything that is not animated) when her kids are down for the night. 

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