Gislene was the first to graduate from high school and the first to attend college in her family. As a resident of Maryland, she has used the convenience of DC’s proximity to her advantage. This has enabled her to dedicate her time and efforts towards immigrant rights, racial, gender equality, and ending animal cruelty. She is dedicated to educating the public and believes that an educated public is an outspoken one. Her commitment towards helping others achieve the American promise has led her to be a part of several different organizations and campaigns that foster dynamic changes in communities. She hopes to one day use her skills and experiences while serving as a Supreme Court Justice.