Gabriella graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a concentration in Research Methods. While in school, she started her research training as Research Assistant and became an Undergraduate Principal Investigator in the UMD Group Processes Lab (GPL). During her time in the GPL, she became interested in research among immigrant and Latinx populations.
Gabriella began her NIH career at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Autoimmunity Group working as a Clinical Research Assistant and Laboratory Technician. In April 2020, Gabriella joined National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and worked as a Patient Research Coordinator supporting Principal Investigators, GI Clinic patients and the GI Fellowship program at the Clinical Center. During her time at NIDDK Gabriella broadened a deeper understanding of health disparities in under-resourced communities in the DMV area.
Gabriella is originally from Riverside, CA. She has a passion for historical preservation and is a member of the Art Deco Society of New York and Washington D.C chapters. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, painting, reading, visiting museums and hiking.