Gabriella Barbosa

Senior Portfolio Manager, Ballmer Group

Gabriella Barbosa is the proud daughter of immigrants and has experience as a teacher, lawyer, policymaker, and advocate, all aimed at centering and improving the outcomes of children from historically marginalized communities in Los Angeles and California. She is currently part of the Los Angeles office of the Ballmer Group, where she supports organizations and leaders in Los Angeles County committed to improving the economic mobility of children and families.

Most recently, she served as managing director of The Children’s Partnership, where she led the development, implementation and supervision of a multi-issue advocacy and policy agenda focused on advancing systemic changes that protect and promote the health and well-being of children from historically marginalized communities. Earlier in her career, she was a public interest attorney at Public Counsel, where she represented English Learner students and children in immigrant families; and a teacher at Los Angeles Unified School District, where she taught high school and adult school in Southeast Los Angeles and South Los Angeles.

She received a B.A. in International Relations and Human Rights from Columbia University and a law degree from Columbia Law School.