Gabrielle is a sophomore Critical Theory and Social Justice major, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and works as a speaker curator for TEDxOccidentalCollege. She joined the team in 2015, excited to help spread new ideas to Occidental College and the Los Angeles community. Gabrielle specifically studies post-colonial theory in combination with feminist and queer studies, and when she is not reading Michel Foucault, Audre Lorde, and Thich Nhat Hanh, she works with Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center in Pasadena, working with preschoolers in two-generation learning classrooms. Her favorite TED talk is Bobby McFerrin’s 2009 talk, From Notes to Neurons: In Search of a Common Chorus.