Gloria is passionate about building connection and community at both individual and structural levels. She draws from her personal experience moving across the country multiple times, and her professional experience working with diverse communities across the San Diego region to connect with clients and facilitate conflict resolution. In her work as a facilitator, she strives to create an open and supportive environment that allows participants to share and receive knowledge.
CAREER & PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Gloria started working with the National Conflict Resolution Center as a member of the Dialogue Ambassador Program at UCSD in 2018. After completing her undergraduate degree, she leveraged her background in restorative justice and experience with local non-profits as a Conflict Coach on NCRC’s Homeless Initiative Team. Her work in client-facing roles has inspired a passion for community building that continues to motivate her efforts as she works towards an MPP degree at UCLA.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
- Master of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles (in progress)
- BA in Global Health, University of California, San Diego
TRAINING EXPERIENCE & SPECIALTIES:
Gloria has worked with and presented to people from many different backgrounds, such as San Diegans experiencing homelessness, immigrant and refugee populations, non-profit organization staff members, and college students. She is passionate about facilitating connection with and between participants while delivering curriculum in a direct and compassionate style.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:
Gloria enjoys soaking up as much sun as possible – whether on hikes or just reading outside. She loves trying new recipes with family and friends, and also likes to explore local coffee shops and small businesses.