Gabriela is a community organizer and lifelong advocate in outer East Portland, running for the David Douglas School Board in Portland, Oregon. She is an alumna of the school board and has family members who have gone through the district. Gabriela was raised by immigrant parents and attended ESL/ELL, providing her with first-hand experience of the challenges students face. She is passionate about increasing student voice, community safety, and equity.
As an organizer, Gabriela has worked on labor rights, housing protections, food and environmental justice. She brings a different perspective to the table, having experience as a former student, and is proud to give back to her community and make positive change.