Gabrielle Talavera assists the foundation in all areas of operations, including project and RFP development, grants administration, event management, foundation education and support for special initiatives. Born and raised in Prairie Village, she currently is a senior at the University of Kansas, where she is studying Community Health, with minors in Health Information Management and Human Sexuality.
Gabrielle previously served as a member of the Jayhawks Rising Health & Wellness Committee, where she collaborated with students and administrators to improve and develop health initiatives on campus. She also acted as an undergraduate research assistant, supporting the Lawrence Douglas County Public Health and LiveWell Douglas County in tobacco policy workgroup efforts. For her work in the Lawrence community, KU named her the recipient of the Don Henry Health Education award in 2021. She began interning with the foundation in December 2021.