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Gabriela Viera served as the Program Assistant for Immigration and Refugee Policy for 2018-2019.

In her position she lobbied for fair and just immigration policies. She met with Congressional offices to ensure that supported legislation respects the humanity of vulnerable migrant populations. Her responsibilities also included providing the necessary research and support to maintain the connection between FCNL and our network.

Gabriela graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History, focusing on Caribbean history with a concentration in Race, Gender, and Sexuality. Her passion lies in understanding the intersectional narratives that underlie our current social and political issues. Before coming to FCNL, she interned for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York where she helped with public and private events, briefings, and conferences concerned with advancing foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective. Her volunteer work includes Connecticut branches of JUNTA for Progressive Action and the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project.

Gabriela was Jersey born and raised and enjoys spending her time salsa dancing and reading romance novels.