Author: Gabriella Rubino

About Gabriella

Gabriella Rubino

Gabriella Rubino is a middle school educator and social science department chair in Salinas, California. With a background in theater and film, she centered her MA thesis on the incorporation environmental messaging in children's animated films from the early 2000s. An educator for almost a decade, Gabriella's passion for helping students recognize their impact on society, especially how they can positively impact the environment, is apparent throughout that time. As a WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) co-coordinator, she endeavors to bring action civics to eighth graders by uplifting student agency to empower them to make a difference not just in their school community, but in the larger Salinas community as well. Last year, Gabriella became a National Geographic Certified Educator by asking students to complete a civic action project to address the lingering environmental damage as a result of the Columbian Exchange and Age of Conquest.