Doctorate of Education (Dissertation topic - equitable assessment for language-diverse students in an art school setting), University of Southern California
Master of Arts in Teaching, TESOLUniversity of Southern California
Master of Arts, Media Arts and Design, Antioch University, McGregor
Graphic Design and Packaging, Art Center College of Design
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Literature, University of California Los Angeles


Los Angeles-based educator/consultant in toy development and education.


Angela Alcerro portrait


  • 2022 – Faculty Assessment Grant on Equity and Assessment
  • 2017-2018 – Grant recipient – OARS faculty research grant (infusing diversity)
  • 2016-2017 – Grant recipient – OARS faculty research grant (e-portfolios as assessment)
  • 2015-2016 – Grant Recipient – Curricular Innovation (e-learning research)
  • 2015-2016 – Bricks + Clicks – The How To’s of e-learning

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:

  • 2023 Instructor for Otis Extension Summer Art Camps: Future Toy Designer, Animating Worlds in 4D and Drawing/Illustration
  • 2023 Illustration and color support for the Barbie Movie, Barbie Collectibles, American Girl, and Monster High as a Mattel consultant 
  • 2022 Spanish translation of Math course content and manuals, Hand2Mind
  • 2022 Visiting Professor of Advanced Illustration at MIT WPU University in Pune, India
  • 2020 Fashion faculty training seminars
  • 2019 EFL faculty training seminars 


  • Agresta, Michael. “Alum Helps Open Toy Industry by Removing Language Barriers.” USC Rossier School of Education, 2 Oct. 2019
  • Carney, John P., and Angela Alcerro. “A Changing California.” Consensus Publishers, 2004.
  • Carney, John P., and Angela Alcerro. “Governing a Changing California.” Consensus Publishers, 2000.

Clients/Employment History:

  • Mattel, Inc. (Digital Media Supervisor, Package Design)
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials (Senior Colorist and Software trainer)
  • Toy Industry Clients: Mattel, Hand2Mind, Alpha Toys, Charisma Brands, Funrise, Moose Toys, Spinmaster Toys, Yulu Toys, Clever Creative and Donna Wittlin Studio
  • Education Consulting clients: LA Galaxy, One Sky Education, Triple E Consulting, Prep School Consulting, IB++ Tutoring, Edifyonline
  • Higher Ed Partnerships through Wyzant: Tufts University, University of Rochester, Ringling College of Art and Design, FIT, USC, Simmons University, College of Marin, Southern New Hampshire University