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Gabriela Santiago-Romero

Class of 2015
Future Alma Mater:

http://udmercy.edu

Independent Student of the Day

Gabriela Santiago-Romero was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and has been living in Detroit since she was two years old. Growing up, she immediately fell in love with the city and the different cultures it exposed her to. Gabriela was also exposed to poverty, violence, and the systematic issues that happen in the city. These factors motivated her to become an active participant in the community, a role which she takes very seriously. After attending Mercy High School, Gabriela decided to continue her Jesuit/Catholic education at the University of Detroit Mercy. Once at UDM, the business major started working for numerous nonprofits, including Summer in the City, Young Nation and The Alley Project, and the Urban Neighborhoods Initiatives. Now, in her last year of school, Gabriela works full time for Alternatives for Girls. In her free time, she enjoys photography and even taught a multi-media literacy program with Urban Neighborhood Initiatives. After graduation, Gabriela hopes to continue her community work while using her business degree and nonprofit experience to further community and economic development.


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