Andrea Guerrero was born in Mexico City and came to the United States just in time to start kindergarten. As the daughter of a Mexican father and an American mother and with family on both sides of the border, Ms. Guerrero views the world through a bilingual, bicultural, and binational lens. Ms. Guerrero graduated from a public high school in Dallas, Texas, and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in international relations at Stanford University. She subsequently earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. For the past ten years, Ms. Guerrero has lived in San Diego, California, where she has worked as an attorney and policy advocate, focusing on the issues of immigrant rights and educational equity. She is currently the Executive Director of the Equality Alliance of San Diego County, a non-profit organization pursuing strategic policy reforms at the local, state, and national level to improve the condition of immigrants, low-income communities, and communities of color.
Ms. Guerrero is the published author of Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action (UC Press, 2002). She speaks regularly to community groups, and appears frequently in the media. She is fueled by her passion for justice and inspired by all who surround her.