Gabriella Ippolito is an Associate at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, where she focuses on Latin American and European trade and investment, international and domestic political analysis, and economic development.
Previously, Gabriella served as an AmeriCorps member with CASA de Maryland/Baltimore City Community College's New Americans Citizenship Program of Maryland, where she informed the immigrant community in Maryland about the process for citizenship. She has worked at the Mexican Consulate in Denver, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, where she focused on security issues and trade. She has also worked with the US Department of State in Curacao, where she analyzed the political and economic climate in the former Netherlands Antilles and coordinated outreach events.
Gabriella received her MA in International Studies from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies where she concentrated on US-Latin America Relations and Illicit Markets. While attending the University of Denver, Gabriella also served as an officer in the Latin American Studies Association, where she organized yearly conferences and brought speakers on Latin America to campus. She received her BA in International Relations from Franklin College in Switzerland, which gave her the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and Africa, and received a linguistic diploma in Spanish from the Universidad de Alicante in Spain. Gabriella grew up bilingual in Baltimore and speaks Italian fluently.