Gabriella experienced her first Challenge Day in 2008 as a staff member at East Bay Church of Religious Science in Oakland, CA. To witness not only one’s own transformation, but to be present to a room full of people shifting into compassion with wide open hearts, is a miraculous event! Having the opportunity to join the board at Challenge Day is truly a blessing and an honor.
Gabriella is the Executive Director of HS Consciousness in Arts and Education, a nonprofit empowerment organization in Oakland whose purpose is to create safe space and raise the consciousness of the community. This is done through the practice of Universal Truth principles, and facilitates healing though art and education, while serving a multi-generational diverse community on the borders of West Oakland, North Oakland and Emeryville, CA.
Gabriella is also a youth organizer and a co-leader of a teen program called “The Pulse” at Heart and Soul Center of Light in Oakland. Her work and her joy is to lift up and inspire young people, encourage their critical thinking, and set them up for total success in life and relationships.
If you really knew me, you would know…
- I am a serious Prince fan! I have visited Paisley Park several times and have danced on the stage with Prince twice. My heart is broken by his passing.
- I am a dancer. I teach dance at the Downtown Oakland YMCA. I always dance like no one is watching.
- My superpower is that I make things lighter.