Gabriela Gillespie serves as APLU’s Assistant Director for International Programs. In this role, she is charged with shaping the North American Zone of Knowledge, organizing CII meetings, managing the awards and supporting the International Agriculture Section. She brings a rich set of international experiences and strong commitment to internationalization from her positions as academic advisor and senior manager at Florida International University, and as an international student advisor at the University of South Carolina. Gabriela was born in Brazil, moved to the US early in life. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Gaby is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at FIU, and holds a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from the University of Florida.