As a Communications Associate, Gabriela supports the Communications Team with social media content, design and scheduling, media monitoring and content for the Girls Not Brides website. Through this, she helps ensure that all partners and stakeholders can effectively engage with the Girls Not Brides mission.
Gabriela has lived in eight countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, North America and Europe and this – alongside past work experience – has led to her interest in communications within development. Gabriela is passionate about human rights, with a focus on female empowerment and opportunities.
Prior to joining Girls Not Brides, she worked at Fundación Acción Joven in Costa Rica, supporting them to advocate for and support girls’ educational rights and opportunities. She also worked in Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (based in Spain). These roles provided her with tools to raise engagement across various communication platforms, effectively and efficiently communicating organisational missions and values.
Gabriela holds a BA in International Development (with French) and is currently completing an MA in Media Practices for Development and Social Change. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French.