Gabrielle Maldonado, M.A.

CIP Long Beach Long Beach, California

Gabrielle Maldonado, M.A.

Gabrielle has worked in the field of education for nearly a decade as a Student Advisor, Adjunct Professor, and Classroom Teacher. She previously found success working with young adults who are learning to build stronger levels of self efficacy, productivity, self awareness and confidence through teachable moments.

Throughout her schooling and previous positions, Gabrielle has had success working with young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Learning Differences by incorporating the arts, personal uniqueness, and authenticity with student’s general scope of themselves and the world. Her overall goal is to see young adults develop into inspiring, self reliant individuals who use their special way of thinking to better themselves and the community.

As Head Student Advisor at CIP, Gabrielle helps families and students feel supported as they learn specific independent living skills and build on advocating for their needs. In addition to her role as Head Student Advisor, Gabrielle is also an ambassador for the Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee at CIP where she works with all centers to help foster an environment that allows all individuals to be both represented and respected. Gabrielle has earned a Masters of Art from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. Gabrielle has also sought many professional development opportunities by learning more about how students and families can use programs utilized by the California Regional Centers.

When she’s not at CIP, you can find her performing in theater products or accompanying shows as a Musical Director and Composer in Southern California. She also enjoys attending concerts and sporting events of all kinds.

Gabrielle Maldonado, M.A.