Gabriella Chapman has spent the last 20+ years weaving a rich tapestry of insight, enhanced by her experience, education, relationships, and connection to community. Formally, she holds a B.A. in Communication and an M.A. in Human Development, her latter education examined through the lens of social justice and equity. Informally, she has served the majority of her career in the education and non-profit sectors, acquiring skills in leadership development, coaching, teaching and training, organizational assessment, program development and interpersonal communication.
At each juncture along her professional journey, she has actively worked to promote and support the awareness and expansion of inclusion and equity efforts within the institutions and organizations she has been a part of. Beginning with her role as an educator with the Ethnic Living and Learning Community at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she guided students along a path of self-study through an exploration of leadership, social justice, and identity development, she has continued to advocate and give voice to marginalized and underrepresented groups and individuals.
She is currently serving as a member of the Albuquerque Justice for Youth Collaborative, headed by La Plazita Institute, a role which is in alignment with her emerging interests in restorative and healing approaches as a response to increasing disparities and hurt prevailing in communities, organizations, and institutions across the country. Drawing on her own thesis research on resiliency, and her participation in various trainings rooted in racial and social justice, intersectionality and trauma, and empathic listening, she is poised to provide intentional, mindful, informed support and guidance to groups and individuals wanting to grow and progress through a transformative experience.