Gabriella Barbosa

Director of Policy and Legislative Advocacy
Alliance for a Better Community (ABC)

Gabriella Barbosa is the Director of Policy and Legislative Advocacy at the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), where she leads the development and implementation of ABC’s public policy and advocacy agenda. Gabriella began her career as a public school teacher in Los Angeles, and felt inspired by her students to dedicate her career to public service. She attended law school, and learned how to use legal, policy, and legislative advocacy as tools to achieve a more just, inclusive, and equitable society. She then designed and led an advocacy project at Public Counsel, the largest public interest law firm in the nation, that focused on improving the academic outcomes of English Learner students through direct legal representation, impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and community education. Gabriella then became Policy Director for Board District 5 of the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she led the development of policy and strategy to improve outcomes and equity for public school students across Los Angeles. Gabriella is a proud daughter of immigrants. She received a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from Columbia University, and a law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Lowenstein Fellow.