Gabriel joined Burness in February 2021 as a senior associate. He has a decade of experience partnering with a diverse array of stakeholders—from executive leaders to community residents—to craft messages and implement campaigns that resonate with a broad range of audiences.

At Burness, he focuses on initiatives related to health care practice and policy; health and racial equity; community development; and affordable housing. He works with organizations such as the Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Prior to joining Burness, Gabriel served as the assistant director of communications at the Center for Community Investment. He also previously served as a marketing associate at Metropolitan Planning Council—a Chicago-based planning and policy organization—and a former assistant editor of The New York Times Upfront—a high school newsmagazine co-published by Scholastic and The New York Times.

A Chicago native, Gabriel is committed to advancing racial justice and progressive social change. He enjoys documentaries, curating playlists and traveling. Gabriel holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in communications from DePaul University. His preferred pronouns are he/him/his.