Area: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Minnesota (southern Twin Cities metro)
A native of Woodbury, Minnesota, Gabby attended Macalester College and graduated with the Class of 2017. She majored in political science and Hispanic studies.
At Macalester, Gabby was an active student leader. She facilitated an identity collective called the Black Women of the Diaspora (BWOD) and co-founded an R&B a cappella group named the Chromactics. Gabby also served as Resident Assistant (RA), Orientation Leader, Program Coordinator and Tutor for the Ramsey-Macalester Tutor Program, and was a Senior Representative for Macalester College Student Government. Gabby also participated in the Emerging Scholars Program.
A transformative experience for Gabby was during her junior year when she studied abroad in Seville, Spain with the CIEE study abroad program for 6 months. On this program, she also visited southern neighbors of Seville such as Valencia and Granada along with countries like France, Portugal, and England.
After graduation, Gabby worked with TCF Bank as part of the Retail Leadership Training Program and graduated after its 9 month session.
Gabby values her work in admissions because of the opportunity to travel and connect with students and the higher ed community within Minnesota and other parts of the U.S. She enjoys building relationships with prospective students and their families, as well as expand her network within the admissions community.
Gabby enjoys her role at St. Olaf because the mission and values of the institution align with her own, and she believes in the power of a liberal arts education. She is inspired and motivated by St. Olaf and the opportunities it offers to its students. Her favorite place on campus is the outdoor space, "because the St. Olaf is beautiful, spacious, and serene."