Gabrielle grew up in New York City where local NYC beaches and waterways inspired her love and stewardship for the ocean. She graduated with honors from New York University in May 2018 with a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology. She went on to receive the Moore Award for Marine Ecology and Conservation. She plans to work at the intersection between marine ecology, fishery science, and policy after obtaining a PhD in Marine Biology. She has held positions at the River Project, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, and Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak.