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Allymyr Atrero joined CAEL in August 2022 as manager of initiatives, where she concentrates on projects that make a real difference for adult learners. Atrero’s previous roles in higher education and identity-based organizations supported diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and policies. In her position as the managing director for the Otter Cross Cultural Center at California State University - Monterey Bay, she oversaw all operations of the Center, including their leadership development and social justice educational services, and served as a diversity advisor on several campus committees. Before that, she led experiential learning and cultural programming at the University of Arizona. Atrero also held other positions at the University of Arizona and at Arizona Serve. She has expertise in project management, leadership development, and communications.
Atrero also continues to serve her community as communications manager and mentorship chair at Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL). An experienced presenter at organizations such as NASPA, UC Boulder's Women's Leadership Symposium, 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona, where she also earned her master’s degree in higher education.
Areas of Expertise
Allymyr has expertise in the design of training curriculum and programs emphasizing inclusion, belonging, and identity for Black and Indigenous People of Color and other systemically marginalized communities. She also has extensive experience in the planning and execution of large-scale professional development events such as conferences, workshops, and symposiums.