Biography

Gabrielle is the head of Hatua Likoni, a community-based nonprofit organization that promotes education and employment among youths in Mombasa, Kenya. Through scholarships, mentoring, and career guidance, Hatua helps top students from low-income families gain the skills, credentials, and networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya’s growing economy. The organization now sponsors and mentors 250 students through high school, gap years, and university. Gabrielle is responsible for Hatua’s program design and development, including mentoring, civic education programs, and Hatua’s community library. She also oversees budgeting and accounts oversight, human resources management, program monitoring and evaluation, communications, and fundraising. She has worked in Mombasa for eight years and is currently in California pursing a masters in management science at Stanford University.