Gabriella Barbosa

Managing Director of Policy, The Children’s Partnership

Gabriella Barbosa is the Managing Director of Policy at The Children’s Partnership, where she leads the development and implementation of a multi-issue area advocacy agenda focused on improving and protecting the health and well-being of children through public policy, research, and community engagement; and supervises the policy, government relations, and community engagement teams.

Gabriella has a decade of experience using various advocacy strategies to achieve a more just and equitable society for children through public policies that improve the conditions in which children live, learn, develop, and play. She previously served as the Public Policy Director for a local elected official and a non-profit advocacy organization, where she developed and utilized a policy-making approach that shifts power to community members as the drivers of systemic change for themselves, their families, and their communities. She began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Children’s Rights Project at Public Counsel, where she designed and implemented an advocacy project that improved the academic outcomes of immigrant students and students from immigrant families using direct legal representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community education.

Gabriella currently serves as co-chair of the ACS Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter. She was also previously a public school teacher in Southeast Los Angeles. Gabriella received a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from Columbia University and a law degree from Columbia Law School. She is a proud daughter of immigrants.