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Gabrielle Swindle, Educational Outreach Specialist 


Gabrielle Swindle is a “Lonestar Cajun" having spent her adolescent years moving back and forth between Texas and Louisiana. A proud Louisiana State University graduate, Gabrielle earned a BA in English, Secondary Education. While at LSU, Gabrielle acted as a researcher and co-teacher in the development of Humanities Amped (HA), an innovative program built around critical participatory action research and culturally sustaining pedagogies at McKinley Senior High School. After college, Gabrielle served for 27 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guyana, South America. While serving as a Community Education Specialist, she developed a school library, assisted with Girls Leading Our World youth camps and clubs, and worked alongside the regional Department of Education in rural outreach initiatives.

Gabrielle’s passion for community engagement, education reform, and gender equity led her to CGEST. She is excited to work in spaces that actively strive to dismantle systemic inequity and to collaborate with inspirational leaders in the field.