Gabriella Barbosa



Community Advocate

Community-Driven Advocacy


Gabriella began her career as a public school teacher in Los Angeles, and felt inspired by her students to dedicate her career to public service. She attended law school, and learned how to use legal, policy, and legislative advocacy as tools to achieve a more just, inclusive, and equitable society where everyone thrives. Upon graduation, she designed and led an advocacy project at Public Counsel, the largest public interest law firm in the nation, that focused on improving the academic outcomes of English Learner students using direct legal representation, impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and community education. Gabriella then became Policy Director for Board District 5 of the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she led the development of community-driven policy and strategy to improve outcomes and equity for public school students across Los Angeles. Most recently, Gabriella served as the Director of Policy and Legislative Advocacy at the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), where she led the strategy, development and implementation of ABC’s public policy and advocacy agenda focused on improving the lives of Latinx communities across education, health, economic development, and civic engagement. Gabriella is a proud daughter of immigrants. She received a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from Columbia University, and a law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Lowenstein Fellow.
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