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  • Class of2021

  • Major, MinorGlobal Studies, Communication

Meet Gabriella, a student majoring in Global Studies and minoring in communication from San Antonio, Texas. Her sights are set on a career in justice—and her experiences through community engagement are preparing her for this career. She interns as both a service coordinator for the Center for Community, Service, and Justice and as publicity assistant for the York Road Initiative. “My experience as a service coordinator allowed me to connect more deeply with Baltimore and the York Road community. Being a publicity assistant helped inform my passion to work towards racial justice in the media.” Through these roles, Gabriella applies her Global Studies and communication education in a real-world context. Mentorship has been a critical part of Gabriella’s growth at Loyola. “Paola Pascual-Ferra, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, has been integral to my growth as a student and a community advocate. Her dedication to social justice in her work has been an inspiration to me.” Gabrielle is also a leader for Loyola Rising, a student-led movement focused on racial injustice and police violence in Baltimore. She serves as a peer facilitator for the Kino Border Initiative and is involved with the Green and Grey Society, a select group of seniors who are elected by their peers because they demonstrate and embody Jesuit excellence to serve as advisors to the University executives.

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Gabriella Romo
My experience at Loyola has been challenging, but I have grown with my communities over the past four years to seek change and justice for the future generations of Loyola.

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