Gabriela Quintanilla, an RMM YAG granduate, was born in El Salvador, and migrated to the U.S. when she was 13 years old. In 2016, she graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. She has become a social justice activist with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Student/Farmworker Alliance National Student Network. Gabriela has mobilized rallies in her community, designed workshops to amplify the voices of undocumented students and farmworkers and has been featured in award-winning films including 'Paper State: Undocumented, Unafraid, Underrated' - 2013 Best Student Documentary, Cannes Film Festival and 'Dreamers Among Us,' 2015 Best Short Film, Greater Washington Immigration Film Fest as well as 2015 Best Documentary Short, Hudson Valley Film Fest.
In 2016 Gabriela launched ADELANTE, a 7-day college education summer program for undocumented students in the Hudson Valley. She joins RMM as the WNY Interim Associate Coordinator and Coordinator of Justice Organization of Youth, (JOY) WNY's new Youth Empowerment Program.

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