Gabi leads thought leadership strategies for a private crisis communications firm in Washington, DC.
She is the former Communications Specialist at The Washington Post. Gabi drove strategic messaging designed to elevate The Post’s people, products, and culture. Gabi managed all internal communications products and platforms. While serving as Product Manager for The Post's intranet software, Gabi led a team of Engineers and Product Designers responsible for building an intranet that provides an intuitive user experience for all Post employees. She wrote internal-facing messaging, strategies, and communications designed to engage and support The Post's geographically dispersed workforce. Gabi produced, edited, and published content for The Post's company-wide newsletter.
Gabi was the Executive Producer of NPR's Intern Edition, leading a team of 60 interns in DC, Chicago, and NPR West.
She previously served as the Director of Communications & Content Strategy at an issue advocacy and public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. She orchestrated creative content for print, TV, radio, social, and digital advertising campaigns for international and U.S.-based clients.
In addition to counting Fortune 500 companies among her previous clients, she proudly produced work for coalitions and organizations advocating for jobs, fair taxes, and working families. As Director of Communications & Content Strategy, Gabi produced strategic messaging for numerous advocacy campaigns, including net neutrality, War Powers Resolution, soda taxes, alcohol laws, the Farm Bill, and many more.
Gabi has dedicated her life to philanthropy. She volunteers as a storybook reader at children's hospitals. Gabi volunteered at Miriam's Kitchen, serving meals to the homeless in Washington, D.C. She also volunteered as an instructor for Junior Achievement, teaching entrepreneurship to 4th graders in underprivileged communities in Washington, D.C. She founded a writing therapy workshop currently designed for rape crisis centers, women's shelters, rehabilitation centers, and mental health facilities in the Washington, D.C. area. Gabi organized Refugee Welcome-Kit making events throughout the nation's capital to help victims of genocide in Syria, Turkey, Somalia, South Sudan, and Afghanistan. The program allows attendees to donate goods and write welcome letters to refugees entering the United States.
Gabi is a recovered workaholic. Her workaholicism is tempered by her wanderlust and penchant for the peculiar. In her spare time, she travels, practices archery, paints her nightmares, and collects hot sauce from every country she visits. Gabi eats an irresponsible amount of guacamole and suffers from a predisposition to smiling. She is not very funny.
Gabi served as the Editorial Director for LivingSocial -- she managed a team of eight Editors and directed creative content at Washington D.C.'s acclaimed e-commerce site. Previously, she served as the Editorial Legal Advisory Team Lead, responsible for ensuring advertisements and services published on LivingSocial were legally compliant, followed rigorous FTC regulations, and met FDA pre-market 510(k) requirements. As Product Editor, Gabi produced thousands of advertising campaigns for nationally acclaimed brands.
Before initiating a career in advertising and journalism, Gabi contributed to the arts and book publishing industry. Gabi is the former Editor-In-Chief of Stylus: A Journal of Literature & Art -- she served on the editorial board for four consecutive years. She was the President of TerPoets, a performance art venue at the University of Maryland, which has featured world-renowned authors, performance poets, and musicians. She has overseen and budgeted more than 70 productions and events for the organization. Gabi hosted the screening of Miss Representation -- a documentary commenting on the media's current representation of women in leadership positions.
Gabi was an Acquisitions Editor for Write Bloody Publishing. She developed a creative writing evening course at the University of Maryland's Art & Learning Center. Gabi built three art installations at the Stamp Gallery of Art while serving as a curatorial gallery assistant. She previously worked as a Teaching Assistant for Writing For Publication and first-year colloquium workshops at the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House.