Gabrielle Uballez is a cultural organizer, educator, and art omnivore. She currently serves as the Minister of Collaboration and Activation for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, where it is part of her job to amplify and support work around the USDAC’s Honor Native Land Guide. Her passion for equitable arts access is rooted in 20-years of experience, at every level, in community-based arts and platforms that support artists of color. She most recently served as the executive director of Working Classroom, a grassroots arts organization of which she is an alumnus.
Uballez received her B.A. in Art and Art History from Pomona College and a certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders. She is a proud Latina, wife, and mother of a Chinese-Chicanx child, currently living in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.