A national expert on youth justice with a longstanding interest in mindfulness and yoga, Gabrielle is thrilled that Lineage Project brings these transformative practices to youth in great need, including those who are incarcerated, homeless, and suspended from school.
Gabrielle is a dynamic and sought-after public speaker on court-involved youth. Her TEDx talk On Canaries, Love and Justice explored how children serve as an early warning system for societal dysfunction and how her own meditation practice deepened her compassion for youth in the justice system.
Gabrielle previously served as Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York; a Legal Aid attorney for children in child abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquency cases in New York City’s Family Courts; the Brennan Fellow (1st Amendment law) at the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Derrick Bell Fellow (constitutional law) at NYU Law.
She holds a J.D. cum laude from NYU School of Law (Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow), an M.A. from the University of Alabama, and a B.S. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University (Posse Scholar). She is also the author of When the Cure Makes You Ill: Seven Core Principles to Change the Course of Youth Justice (56 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 1413).