Earlier this month, GSBA welcomed Gabriel Neuman (they/them) to the team as the chamber's Office Administrator.
Gabriel attended Seattle University where they studied Political Science and Public Affairs. While in college, they began volunteering for the International Foster Care Alliance, where they trained social workers and child welfare officials on the correct use of pronouns and other needs of LGBTQ youth. Now as a part-time evening student at the Seattle University School of Law, Gabriel has provided volunteer legal work with GSBA community partner Lavender Rights Project. From their history in these areas, Gabriel has developed a passion for LGBTQ advocacy and representation.
“I thrilled to have joined the GSBA team! When it came to my career, I was looking for an organization that is passionate about investing in our local community and lifting up the voices of its LGBTQ members," Gabe said. "In this position, I hope to reflect GSBA’s communal spirit to create positive change in a community that has helped shape who I am today.”
Gabriel grew up in Poulsbo, just west of Seattle, and has lived in the city for six years. While they love the Pacific Northwest, they are always planning their next travel adventure, usually to attend a concert in a new city. When they’re not at work you can find them studying for class, perusing a local record store, or planning their next concert outing.