Gabriel coordinates SEARAC’s work around building Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) inclusion in the larger narrative around boys and men of color. By engaging in coalition-based advocacy efforts around criminal justice, immigration, mental health, education, and workforce development, Gabriel works to create space and visibility for the ways these issues affect AANHPI communities.
Gabriel graduated from the University of California, Davis, with honors, holding a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in managerial economics. Previously, Gabriel worked as a customer business analyst for the Intel Corporation, before managing advertising services for Unitrans, the public transportation system of Davis, CA. Gabriel began his career as an advocate during his five years as a competitor in high school and collegiate mock trial programs. During his time at UC Davis, he became involved with the university’s growing mock trial team, winning the award for Outstanding Attorney during the team’s spring program. He began advocating for social justice issues by locally fundraising for the American Civil Liberties Union’s campaign to secure LGBT rights across the country. In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys hiking, rafting, and recording and producing music.