Advocacy Associate Gabriela De Golia is a San Francisco native and a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she earned a dual degree in government and science and society. At YP4, she led civic engagement and advocacy initiatives, including the money in politics and fair courts campaigns, nonpartisan voter engagement projects, the YP4 blog, and more. She has been involved in grassroots organizing for many years. While a student, she registered hundreds of peers to vote, fought voter suppression efforts targeted at students, and successfully collaborated with Connecticut legislators to increase the state penalty for voter suppression from a misdemeanor to a felony. She also created and chaired Wesleyan’s first student government committee dedicated to strengthening the Middletown-Wesleyan relationship and worked as a peer advisor to assist diverse groups of students in navigating the college process.