An Inglewood, CA native, Gabrielle is a former Democratic political staffer turned audio producer. While journeying from Capitol Hill to City Hall, she learned the fundamentals of storytelling and its power to transform how we talk about people, place, identity, culture, and politics. She decided to move beyond regression analysis and policy memos, to better understand the often messy, vibrant, and nuanced human narratives that make people, people — and ultimately impact how they navigate the world around them. Turns out, audio storytelling is the perfect platform to do just that. From daily news to narrative, she has worked with organizations (Michigan Radio, Crooked Media, The Advocate) to tell the stories that matter to their audiences. Through this medium, Gabrielle champions the stories of Black women+ and girls and is the lead producer for award-winning writers Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom's podcast, Hear To Slay. Currently, with support from the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, she is working on an audio-first docuseries exploring what it means to be a Black person having a baby in the United States today. In partnership with You Had Me At Black and Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the first season will focus on the role of space in Black parents’ birthing experiences.