Gabi is a passionate and dynamic advocate that currently serves as the Director of Philanthropy at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project. At FIRRP, she leads nationwide fund development efforts, helps drive the organization’s impactful communications strategy, and is a member of the organization’s Leadership Team.
Previously, Gabi successfully managed the Tucson Children’s Team while tirelessly representing detained and released unaccompanied immigrant children in Southern Arizona. In that role, she advocated for children before government agencies, elected officials, and the media. She has also been an active member of the Morris K Udall American Inn of Court and a board member for Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association.
Gabi currently serves as the Vice President for the Marshall Foundation, a private entity that receives its income from the management of its commercial real estate assets. She joined the board in 2015. She is also on the National Philanthropy Day Committee for Southern Arizona.
A 2016 graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Gabi’s accomplishments include publishing an article on U.S. asylum law in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, receiving the Rose Davis Public Service Award, and the Outstanding Oral Argument Award in advanced legal writing. Before law school, Gabi had a significant impact as a member of the Teach for America Program, guiding and inspiring seven students to achieve regional and state science fair awards—an unprecedented accomplishment for her school. She also received recognition for her exemplary teaching.
In addition to her J.D., Gabi holds a Master’s in Education and graduated with honors in Political Science from the University of Arizona—Bear Down!
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