Gabriela Torres Figueroa she/her

Social Work Intern
mswstudent@y-we.org

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Gabriela grew up surrounded by culture, warm communities, and amazing food. While she was doing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she volunteered in multiple organizations that opened up her perspective on the power of community – this being the major motivation to pursue her Master’s degree in Social Work. Gabby is passionate about human rights, equity, community, and food as a way to bring people together. She chose Y-WE as her MSW field placement because we “use an approach that’s creative, healing, and transformative to provide leadership skills and empowerment tools to young women*, building powerful communities as we go.”

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