If you could have dinner with one person you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would want to have dinner with Carlos Bulosan, the author of America Is the Heart, a novel about the Filipino immigration narrative, race relations in the United States and political organizing.

If you could create your own social enterprise, what would it be and why?

I would want to create an organization that focuses on Peer-to-peer mediation/counseling and the development of teaching strategies using academic subjects as revealed by pop culture (like Sociology of the Hunger Games and Psychology of Harry Potter!).

Host Site Overview

Oakland Public Education Fund’s mission is to lead the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that every student has what they need to learn, grow, and thrive.

Host Site Project

Gabriel will help the organization build partnership and community engagement capacity by researching, developing, and implementing a plan that allows Oakland Public Education Fund to effectively engage with Oakland’s business community. This will help expand education and learning opportunities in the Oakland Unified School District.