In her current role, Gabriela writes and edits a variety of content — including, but not limited to, blogs, newsletters, op-eds, articles, reports, and speeches. Prior to joining Ed Trust, she was the communications manager at UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, where she worked on issues ranging from ESSA, college access, and student debt to immigration, healthcare, and the U.S. Census. Before that, she spent nearly two decades as a reporter and editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she helped develop and launch an online career-news-and-advice hub for young academics and covered diversity, equity, and labor issues in academe.
Favorite Sports Team
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
What drew you to education?
My parents taught me that education and opportunity go hand in hand. And I was fortunate to have teachers who valued intellectual exploration and helped me to find and develop my own interests, but I’m acutely aware that not everyone is so lucky.
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
Our country is built on the promise that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed and that education is the surest means of getting ahead. But educational access and resources must be evenly distributed for that to promise to come true. That’s where Ed Trust comes in.