Gabriela brings wealth of experience in Hispanic activism, journalism, and political communications
Gabriela is a leading expert on Hispanic media and community engagement with over a decade of experience in Hispanic activism, journalism and political communications. Her skills were most recently put to use on President Obama’s re-election campaign where she served as a National Spokesperson and Senior Staff. Gabriela combined her background in policy, media and politics by developing and implementing a “first of its kind” metrics-based, bilingual communications plan, which was, in part, credited for delivering a decisive share of the Hispanic vote.
“We are delighted to welcome Gabriela to The Raben Group. She brings a unique combination encompassing years of experience, Hispanic activism, and firsthand knowledge of the expanding Hispanic media market. She is a welcome addition to our Latin Strategies division,” said Robert Raben, former Assistant Attorney General and Founder of The Raben Group.
Prior to joining Obama for America, Gabriela was the Communications Director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Hispanic Media Advisor and Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Before her foray into political communications, Gabriela had a successful career in TV journalism and Hispanic activism. She began her career at the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil-rights organization, where she served as a media advisor and advance specialist to the former President and CEO Raul Yzaguirre. After getting her Master’s Degree in Journalism from New York University, she headed to Univision National Network’s prime-time news-magazine show, Aqui y Ahora, where she covered the comprehensive immigration reform debate in 2007. Subsequently she became a founding producer for Univision National Network’s first Sunday-morning political talk show, Al Punto with Jorge Ramos.
Gabriela is originally from Mexico but was born and raised in Miami, FL. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and her Master’s Degree in Journalism from New York University She is a native Spanish and English speaker and proficient in French.