Gaby graduated Cum Laude as graphic designer from UDEM in Monterrey, Mexico in 2003. She moved to New York City and worked in the advertising industry as a graphic designer and later as an art director. Her interest in creativity, child development, human connections and in providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable populations led her to pursue a Masters degree in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts, graduating in 2009. As a registered and board certified art therapist, (ATR-BC) Gaby worked at NYU Langone Medical Center where her leadership skills took her to move quickly into a senior role and became coordinator of services for 3 pediatric units. During that time she gained experience with medically fragile children, adolescents and young adults and participated in various conferences as a presenter. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU University and at Long Island University and a supervisor to art therapy and medical students in New York City.
In 2013 Gaby relocated to San Antonio. In these past years she has worked at Methodist Children's hospital through Tracy's Kids - a grant based art therapy program born in Washington DC. She has also done contract work with organizations such as Center for Health Care Services and The Epilepsy Foundation and she has been an active participant and advocate of Art Therapy through various local events in the San Antonio community. Currently she is leading enrichment services at Annie Creative Studio while also teaching Middle School Art at St. Anthony Catholic school.
Gaby has a deep interest on the growth and development in individuals of all ages, all abilities, all cultures and all walks of life. Her profesional and personal experiences have lead her to give birth to “Annie”. This project is the beginning of an inspiration she has held close to her heart for many years.
Her years of experience with underserved populations, missionary work, community work, clinical interventions and many volunteering hours, have lead her to focus on providing enrichment services to enhance life experiences.
She is a critical thinker, yet driven by her heart, who will work hard to help people find their authentic voice and to share their story.