Gabriella Hoffman is a Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute serving the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Gabriella attributes her conservatism to her parents - Lithuanian immigrants - who escaped from the former USSR and came here in search of freedom in 1986. She recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where she studied political science and minored in history.
While at UCSD, she was president of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, a contributor to the conservative paper- The California Review- on campus, and a member of the pro-Israel group. During her first year there, Gabriella organized an event with David Horowitz on campus to counter “Israel Apartheid Week” that garnered national attention after a female member of the Muslim Students Association said she agreed with the notion of a Second Holocaust. As a result, she championed conservative and pro-Israel views whenever they were under fire. Additionally, she served as the Executive Assistant of The Rick Amato Show on KCBQ 1170AM, an Assistant Editor of TheCollegeConservative, and the Director of College Outreach for Eagle Forum of San Diego. She coupled her activism with writing and blogging, and has been published in Fox Nation, Right Wing News, the Washington Times Communities, The College Fix, and other outlets.
Gabriella previously interned at Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center, Ann and Phelim Media, LLC, and the Media Research Center’s CNSNews.com.
She has spoken at numerous TEA Party and conservative events, and has been a guest on various radio programs to offer a young conservative perspective on issues. Additionally, she has organized two national youth-led movements in support of Israel and conservatism.
Gabriella has been recognized for her activism and writing. She is a 2010 Conservative Agenda Project essay winner and a 2011 recipient of a Phillips Foundation’s Ronald Reagan College Scholar award.