Gabriela was born and raised in El Salvador. She immigrated to the United States in 2005. She is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley and is majoring in Ethnic Studies. Her goal is to pursue graduate studies in American studies and law school. Gabriela has been active in her community during her time at Berkeley by doing work with organizations such Rising Immigrant Students through Education and E4FC's Legal Case Analysis Team. She is currently doing research about youth ineligible for the DREAM Act and the unintended consequences of legislation on individuals.