Keynote Speaker

Gabriela Santiago-Romero

Gabriela Santiago-Romero is an immigrant from Mexico and a lifelong resident of Southwest Detroit. She earned her master of social work studying Social Policy and Evaluation with a focus on Community and Social Systems from the University of Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Detroit Mercy focused on International Business.

Gabriela is a community activist and organizer who has extensive experience working for Detroit nonprofits and local government. She recently announced her candidacy for Wayne County Commissioner in District 4, which covers Southwest Detroit, Lincoln Park and Melvindale. Love and food fuel her work.


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