The CAEL team draws great strength from its varied set of backgrounds and skills. But we hold one very important quality in common: dedicated expertise in forging the connections between learning and work that adult learners—and their communities—depend on for social mobility and economic equity.
Allymyr Atrero is a seasoned manager with extensive experience in higher education and identity-based organizations supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and policies. Since joining CAEL in August 2022, Altrero has concentrated on projects that make a real difference for adult learners while developing a rapport with diverse clients, leaders, and stakeholders, including community colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and employers.
Before CAEL, Atrero was the Managing Director for the Otter Cross Cultural Center at California State University -Monterey Bay, where she oversaw all operations of the Center, including its leadership development and social justice educational services. She also served as a diversity advisor on several campus committees. Before that, she led experiential learning and cultural programming at the University of Arizona. Atrero began her career at Arizona Serve, a program of Prescott College that places AmeriCorps members with local organizations to increase their capacity to address poverty.
Atrero continues to serve her community as communications manager and mentorship chair at Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL). As an experienced presenter at conferences such as NASPA, UC Boulder's Women's Leadership Symposium, and the Asian Pacific Islanders in Higher Education National Conference, she believes strongly in the power of storytelling as a means of building community and providing awareness around social justice issues.
Atrero received a master’s degree in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona.