She / Her / Hers
Gabriela Fish believes deeply in the catalytic power of young people’s voices and the need for youth to be seen, heard and loved for our world to thrive.
Over the past decade, Gabriela has taught generations of students in Washington, D.C. In the classroom, she was known for fostering mentorships with her students, igniting creative problem-solving and engaging students in conceptual debates. Outside of the classroom, Gabriela led fellow educators in Professional Development and launched youth-led initiatives such as The Bridge, a District-wide Design Thinking Fellowship where students created a large scale event to unite and heal the school community to combat gun violence.
Gabriela gained many meaningful relationships with visionary students and educators. Over the past two years, her school community experienced the loss of three dynamic young souls whose lives were tragically abbreviated – Stormiyah Densen-Jackson, Gerald Watson and Karon Brown. Gabriela dedicates the work of e squared labs to Storm, Karon, and Gerald, and the many students whom she not only taught, but who taught her infinite lessons on resilience, love and curiosity.
As a 5th Grade Math teacher, Gabriela's students were blown away when they discovered a more efficient and powerful way to increase a quantity. The use of an exponent in the name and logo is an homage to expanding minds in the classroom. The e in "e-squared" also signifies a variable with infinite possibilities.
Empathy is what causes the infinite intersections of our identities, looking within and beyond ourselves. Equity responds to injustice and inequality with precise action. Empathy multiplies equity and vise-versa. Through their expansion, we may see change on both the human and systems level.
March 7, 2005 - January 23, 2018
January 18, 2003 - December 13, 2018
January 23, 2008 - July 18, 2019
Throughout the inception of e squared labs, each of the following individuals provided invaluable feedback, coaching and support. Gabriela, founder, offers a special thank you to each of the individuals below. Thank you also to all family and friends who generously shared their thoughts and encouragement throughout this process.
Anneliese Fish | Senior Product Designer, VMware Pivotal Labs
Mikel Brand Oliver | Owner and Principal Consultant, Mpact Consultancy LLC
Daniel Walden | Artist and Designer
Emily Kisner | Evoke Transformation
Sarah B. Steinberg | CEO, Frogstone Strategies