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Gabriela Espana

Family Engagement Program Associate
Gaby landed in Chicago from New York, by way of Massachusetts, where they studied sociology and education at Smith College. After years of navigating and studying the US education system as a first-generation American and college student, Gaby wanted to use their experience and knowledge to help other first-generation students and families succeed in education. The Schuler Scholar Program offered such an opportunity. Working as a Scholar Coach at George Westinghouse College Prep taught Gaby that love and trust are as essential to a Scholar’s success and growth as are good study habits and asking for help. They are forever grateful for this lesson.   
Now, as a member of the Family Engagement Department, Gaby partners with families to best support their child’s education, because college-ready families make college-ready Scholars!


"I am who I am because somebody loved me." - Dr. Cornell West

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