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Erika Gutierrez

Macmillan Learning
Senior Program Director for Communication and College Success
As a Senior Director with Macmillan Learning, Erika oversees a team of editors, media professionals, and prestigious authors in crafting best-selling educational products for film, media studies, and communication. She has signed and published more than 30 titles, produced hundreds of videos, and developed digital tools that engage students in visual learning, analysis, feedback, and assessment. Two of her most recent first editions include Filmmaking in Action, Your Guide to the Skills and Craft, by Adam Leipzig (former President of National Geographic Films) and Barry Weiss (former head of animation at Sony Pictures) and Speech Craft by Joshua Gunn (Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin), winner of Macmillan Learning’s 2018 Product of the Year award.

Erika believes that education has a direct impact on students’ lives, awareness, their job prospects, and, ultimately, our society, and that drives her work at Macmillan Learning. She strives to acquire and develop products that solve teaching challenges and that engage students in learning through cutting edge scholarship, storytelling, assessment, and pedagogy. Her creative interests and joy in making things carries over to her free time, where she always has a project. Her current interests focus on slow fashion and making a handmade wardrobe.