Gabi Gonzalez currently serves as Navigation Resource Specialist 

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

What I like best about working at FosterClub is that part of our goal is educating and inspiring youth to stand strong in their own power and abilities, to speak up for each other and themselves.
 
I earned my Bachelor in Arts degree in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Linfield University. 
 
I have lived experience in foster care and kinship care in Oregon for 5 years. The family I choose has additionally adopted and taken in several youth into our family since. I have many, many nieces and nephews because of this. ☺ 
 
I value authenticity, respect, and reliability and that influences my career as I approach every youth and human I work alongside with authenticity and respect, being as reliable and transparent as I can.   
 
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Skip that one test, take the road trip.” I honestly am really bad at recalling quotes, but John Green said something to this point in a Vlog and it has stuck with me. It speaks to the idea that sometimes life needs to be experienced and not taught, that sometimes our responsibilities can be put on hold to focus on ourselves.