Gabrielle is a Doctoral Candidate and Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan Department of Sociology. She completed her undergraduate studies at Smith College where her Mellon Mays funded Honors Thesis research on Black students intra-racial, inter-ethnic dynamics earned her Highest Honors in Sociology. Her research agenda is informed by the historical relationship between working-class minority families and educational policy that shaped her own experiences in Montclair Public schools. Her dissertation explores differences in the resources minority women accumulate to navigate structural discrimination and prepare their children for college. Gabrielle draws from international, Black Feminist sources and methodology in order to explore the historically-based manifestations of motherwork - which describes women’s reproductive labor in schools and segregated communities from antebellum to present. She coordinates the Gender & Sexuality Workshop, and RacismLab at the Department of Michigan and has presented her work at ISA, ESS, SOHA, and Black Communities Conferences.