Sunny April Guerin is also known by her Gwich’in name Gishreenaii, which means sunshine. She is a community relations specialist for GCI.
I help manage the corporate communications philanthropy program, execute crisis communications, facilitate speaking engagement opportunities, and maintain rural relations through outreach.
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.