Gabriela joined GFN in 2016. In her role, she builds and maintains relationships with GFN Certified Members and emerging project food banks in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the technical assistance provided includes country-specific support on fundraising, food sourcing, organizational development, and planning for growth. Alongside technical assistance, Gabriela oversees food bank compliance and GFN certification in her regions. Gabriela attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French & Francophone studies with minors in political science and Spanish and Master of Arts in French & Francophone Studies.