Academy of Art & Technology   A Lighthouse California Partnership Academy


Donna Mercer

Co-Coordinator, design teacher, graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and recently earned her Masters Degree in Education from California State University Los Angeles. She brings to AOAT the experiences of a previous life in graphic design, where she created corporate identity and collateral materials, advertising and packaging. Her years at MCA Records as Advertising Art Director gave her a clear view of that one career path, and her expertise with commercial design and software are a rich resource for inspiring students.

Gabriela Rosillo

Co-Coordinator, design teacher, graduated with a degree in Art and Design, concentration in graphic design, from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Having worked as a freelance graphic designer and art director, she has experience in conceptual design, production, photography, photo retouching, and web design. She received her teaching credential from Cal State University, Northridge, and her CTE training at UCLA. She connects with students both in design classes and in her award-winning Yearbook program.