Gabriella Gomez, deputy director of Postsecondary policy and advocacy, leads the foundation’s team that is responsible for developing and executing engagement strategies to support the scaling and sustainability of the foundation’s work towards the overall Postsecondary Success agenda.
Prior to joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gabriella Gomez worked at the U.S. Department of Education, leading the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, and most recently served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office in charge of the overall budget and policy efforts for the agency.
Gomez’s other experience includes serving as the lead higher education policy advisor for Chairman George Miller (D-CA), on the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee for Education and Labor, as well as a lobbyist for the American Federation of Teachers, and as a legislative assistant in the U.S Representative Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX). She is a graduate of the Harvard School of Education and Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA), and is a recipient of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institution Fellowship.
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