Gabriela holds a BFA in Design and an Environmental Studies certificate from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Design for Sustainability from SCAD. Her professional background is in Human Centered Design and Design for Sustainability, and she is passionate about ecoliteracy and helping young people build an understanding and deep love for the natural world. Gabriela believes there is power in a personal connection to the Earth and is dedicated to her role in guiding that connection. She enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her niece.