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Gabriela Rangel Katz is director of data analytics for StriveTogether, where she facilitates data-supported learning and translates data into insights.
Gabriela has a strong academia background and extensive experience in researching and studying sociopolitical issues that impact political engagement. A published author in peer-reviewed journals, she has conducted research projects nationally and internationally using various quantitative techniques. Before joining StriveTogether, Gabriela was a professor at the Virginia Military Institute, where she taught undergraduate courses in a variety of political science topics.
Gabriela holds a Ph.D. and master’s in political science from the University of Kentucky and bachelor’s in economics and international studies from the University of Mississippi. She is multilingual, with proficiency in Portuguese and spoken Spanish. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Dave, and dog, Stella.
I was born and raised in Brazil, a country with one of the highest inequality rates in the world. The stark disparities I saw growing up showed me how current systems are set up to only benefit a few, and it has motivated me to help transform structures and institutions so that every child can succeed, no matter their race, nationality or socioeconomic status.