Gabrielle chose FAU in hopes that she would be challenged in the best ways possible. She says, “I loved the small and intimate class sizes as well as the countless opportunities to get involved on campus.” During her journey here she became involved in multiple organizations, which include being the President of the Junior Panhellenic Council and Internal Philanthropy Chair of Alpha Xi Delta.
An initiative Gabby started was the #BuildFAUChallenge. This challenge was created to enable others to act and inspire others. She has gotten the attention of departments and students across the University on social media with her challenge. When Gabby was in high school, she had a teacher who took the time to write each of her students notes or “pocket-sized sunshine”. Having this example from her teacher and having the opportunity to write letters to incoming students with the Lead and Serve office allowed Gabby to make a difference on her own.
In the coming years Gabby wishes to finish undergrad and enroll in Graduate school. Upon completing her Masters she plans to land a job working in a student affairs office. This is her way of building a legacy and community by serving.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Clubs and Organizations:
Student Government, FAU Runners Club, Resident Assistant, Elite Owl Red Jacket, Junior Panhellenic Council, Alpha Xi Delta
What would you like to accomplish in the next five years?:
I hope to graduate and go to graduate school for higher education. I want to build a legacy and community by serving in student affairs.
Words to live by:
You have NOTHING to prove and EVERYTHING to share
What’s one thing every FAU student should experience?
Failure. Through failure you will learn and grow and become a better person.
Advice for fellow students:
Don't ever hesitate to reach out and ask questions. Get as involved as you can, but know what it means to commit and say yes. Celebrate others - because if you don't who will