Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Gabriel obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from La Universidad de Los Andes. Before moving to Austin he worked in México City for the Autoridad del Espacio Público, the office that promotes the development of the public space in the Mexican capital. During this period he developed an interest in the relation between inequity and urban planning as well as the possibility to empower communities through architecture. In the CRP program Gabriel hopes to acquire the necessary tools to create more equitable, sustainable and livable urban communities in Bogotá, a complex city with a recent history of remarkable urban planners but that still has to address its inequity and lack of social justice.