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Gabriel García

Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and Communication Studies
Minor: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Social Impact Lab Alumni

Gabe comes from Los Angeles, California where they cultivated a dual interest in politics and social justice. Through a civic engagement organization in their hometown, they learned by doing—debating, drafting, and voting on model legislation. Gabe first became interested in Northeastern at a college information session hosted by their high school back home in Los Angeles. They were intrigued by Northeastern’s co-op program. During a CSSH mixer for admitted students in March 2016, Gabe was drawn to the integrated Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) degree program. They decided to double major in PPE and Communications, with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, in order to take an interdisciplinary approach to their pursuit of social justice.

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Gabriel’s Path

“My passion for feminism informs all of my other academic interests. I come from the LGBTQ community and grew up with strong female role models, so studying feminism allows me to better understand behaviors of my own and others and how stereotypes affect how they are perceived. Through studying communications, politics, and gender studies, I’m able to understand how to identify an issue, propose policy, and effectively communicate its outcomes.”

Gabriel is a second-year double-majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and Communication Studies, with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Aside from being a Program Assistant with the Social Impact Lab, they are the President of the Northeastern University Political Review (NUPR), runs Northeastern’s SPLC on Campus Service/Research Project, and is a Shift Manager at Starbucks. Their interests lie mainly in the intersection of non-profit work, social goods, and economics. They hopes to work in the realm of strategic philanthropy in the future through a career in corporate responsibility or financial services.

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