Gabriella studied at Itasca Community College for two years completing her essential studies. She played two years of competitive volleyball and was an All-American First Team student athlete at Itasca. She was also involved with Itasca’s Student Senate and advocated at the state and federal level for higher education. She served as the 2012-2013 Public Relations Coordinator and 2013-2014 President of Itasca’s Student Senate.
After graduating from Itasca with her Associates of Arts Degree, she pursued her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hamline University. While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree, Gabriella worked at Minnesota State College Student Association, formally known as LeadMN, as the Program Assistant. She gained over two years of experience helping plan and coordinate monthly student leadership conferences, their annual Scholarship Gala, managing online resources, compiling meeting minutes and maintaining databases. She will be utilizing these skills at First Witness to help plan and coordinate training and events while maintaining positive and consistent workflow operations with funders, donors, MDT members, staff, board, clients and the community.