After graduating with her Masters from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 2010, Gerri returned to Washington, DC and began working for the US Department of Defense. After five years and various jobs supporting special forces, including a deployment forward to Special Operations Command Europe, Gerri has begun work in the private sector. She continues to support government clients, including her old teams, with an emphasis on support to special forces. She is engaged to be married, Aug. 2, 2015, to Marisa Guzman-Aloia, a lifestyle and editorial photographer. Gerri and Marisa, together with their pitbull Koda, reside in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood.