Sunny April Guerin is also known by her Gwich’in name Gishreenaii, which means sunshine. She is a community relations specialist for GCI.

Job Responsibilities:

I help manage the corporate communications philanthropy program, execute crisis communications, facilitate speaking engagement opportunities, and maintain rural relations through outreach.

Favorite song

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong UNITED

Hometown: A trapline on the Salmon River, 100 miles from Chalkyitsik on the eastern side of the state


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Public Communication (JPC), earned from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 2019
  • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts earned from Excelsior College in 2011

How does membership in PRSA assisted you?

After several years in the U.S. Army, I struggled to find a career path in the civilian sector. I began taking JPC classes at UAA and realized that I love the work associated with public relations. I became a PRSA member while finishing my degree, and I cannot count how many times I have used it as a resource to complement my classes and applied it to the workplace.

I enjoy the on-demand trainings that are both relevant and on-trend to current events and issues. The PRSA Alaska Chapter’s CommEx and Aurora Awards are an excellent opportunity network with communication professionals throughout Alaska.

Thoughts on PRSA Alaska Volunteering

I have not yet volunteered. I would be interested in future opportunities.