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Spring 2019: A Voyage of Discovery
Resident Director

Gabriel Barela

Gabe most recently worked at Carleton College (Northfield, MN) as a career counselor.  His focus included supervising the student staff and outreach to underrepresented students. His previous work spans supporting first generation, low income students as they transition into higher education (Wallin Education Partners and TRiO), residence life (Grinnell College), and a background in financial aid.

As a Colorado native and 2010 graduate of Colorado State University, Gabe is thrilled for the opportunity to work with Semester at Sea and with CSU for the Spring 2019 voyage.  He also completed his masters in higher education from Iowa State University in 2012.

Gabe enjoys camping and time outdoors with his wife and puppy. He is also an avid sports fan, especially the Denver Broncos.

As a first time voyager he is most excited about the opportunity to live and learn in the unique community the ship will provide and supporting students as they immerse themselves in the experience.  He also is looking forward to the many different foods he plans to sample at each location.