Gabrielle Gayagoy Gonzalez
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
“I am a wife, a mother, a community builder, and a changemaker. I am a survivor of sexual assault and a proud amplifier of marginalized voices. I am the keeper of my boundaries, a seeker of mutual respect and empathy, a writer, an educator, and a wellspring of hope. I am the daughter of Filipino immigrants, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, and an in-law. I am a Midwestern transplant, a one-time Angeleno, and forever a New Yorker. I #LiveInclusively by centering those who are most harmed and empowering others to join me in creating a more just and equitable world that is free from hate.”
Gabrielle Gayagoy Gonzalez (Gabby) is an Instructional Designer on the Learning and Innovation team at The Winters Group, Inc. In this role, Gabby takes a collaborative approach to creating customized learning experiences that affirm the self-direction of learners and empowers them to think critically in order to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Prior to joining The Winters Group, Gabby practiced DEIJ work in media and education. As an editor at Shape magazine under the mentorship of Anne M. Russell, she hired the publication’s first Black columnist and increased coverage of women of color in the features section. Inspired by volunteering with the nonprofit Minds Matter, she pivoted to education to work on the front lines of advocating for students with disabilities and leading inclusive practices as a New York City Teaching Fellow at Harvey Milk High School, where the majority of students identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and as a founding teacher at the Academy for Software Engineering, a public STEM high school that practices Restorative Justice and expands access to coding education to Black, Latinx, and female students across New York City. Recently, as Static Media’s first Talent Acquisition/DEI Specialist, she helped increase the hiring of candidates of color by more than 50% and created guides for inclusive recruiting and generating inclusive content.
Gabby is dual certified in social studies and special education and earned an advanced diploma in managing workplace diversity and inclusion from New York University, a master’s degree in education from Hunter College, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. She is a former cheerleader for the Columbus Crew soccer club and now cheers on her son when he plays the beautiful game. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, son, and two TV-loving cats. She remembers the Lenape.
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