Gabriela Hylton Garza
Culture & Operations Coordinator
Gabriela (she/her) comes from a matriarchal family filled with weavers of community, farmworkers and artists. Honoring the gifts passed down for generations, she is committed to co-creating spaces and communities rooted in love, respect, trust, creativity and learning. With over fifteen years of administrative experience, she has held various positions within education, human resources and philanthropy. Before joining Solidaire, she worked at Thousand Currents as the Academy Program Manager supporting week-long transformative experiences for donors and institutions.
Gabriela holds a master’s degree in Leadership for Sustainability from the University of Vermont and is a Board Member of Gathering Power, an organization that supports learning opportunities and community-building experiences rooted in Indigenous and ecological principles. You can find Gabriela hiking and dancing with her halau on the weekends.
What Liberation Means to Gabriela
Tell us why you do what you do.
An organization’s infrastructure along with their values is the heartbeat of an organization. I truly enjoy creating and updating processes and systems to increase ease in how our team communicates, connects, collaborates and celebrates each other.
What’s most important to you about being part of Solidaire?
As an Indigenous & Black woman, it's important for me to support the health and well-being of my communities. I deeply appreciate the ways that Solidaire mobilizes resources for communities that creates possibilities for generations to come.
What does liberation mean to you?
A six-year-old running wild in the forest climbing boulders and trees. Feeling safe and grounded that your home will always be your home, until you choose to leave it. The wind tickling my hair. Future generations living the life they choose filled with endless possibilities.