Gabrielle Rodriguez joined the Brilla team as a teacher in 2021. She graduated from the Center for Workers Education at City College in 2021 as Valedictorian, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in History, Society and Politics. While earning her undergraduate degree, Gabrielle worked with children through CUNYcorps and CUNYtutorcorps. Knowing that she was meant to be a teacher, she joined the TFA New York Corps to continue pursuing her calling of being an educator and leader within the academic field. She is currently continuing her education at the graduate level in Early Childhood Education. She is also on the board of an organization called At the Table which provides tutoring and educational support to youth in the foster care. Although she was born and raised in New York, she enjoys traveling the world with her family.
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”