Letisha Marrero brings more than 15 years of editorial experience across multimedia platforms—digital, mobile, broadcast, and print—to The Education Trust. In her role, she is responsible for the quality of content that appears on the website and in reports, briefs, and outside publications. In addition to writing blog posts, speeches, and newsletters, she also manages Ed Trust’s blog, The Equity Line.
Throughout her career, Letisha has created content and strategies for a myriad of websites, magazines, nonprofits, and government agencies. In recent years, she has served as director of content and social media for the Council for a Strong America, the Collage Group, and Enroll America. She is also a former managing editor at Nickelodeon and a published author.
A New Yorker by way of Southern California, Letisha holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University in Communications with a minor in Spanish.
What are people most surprised to learn about you?
In addition to Spanish, I also speak Italian. Sometimes, I conflate the two.
What drew you to education?
My dad came to New York City from Puerto Rico when he was 11. Due to his limited English, he was placed in a lower grade in a remedial classroom, no doubt left to struggle alone. But his math teacher recognized his innate gift. And because of that one teacher, my dad went on to the esteemed Bronx High School of Science and became the first of his family to graduate college. My parents always taught me that a good education opens the doors of opportunity. It’s what I instill in my daughter today — and I want all children to have that chance, regardless of ZIP code.