Gabrielle DeFord

Executive Assistant

Gabrielle provides support to the Trust’s leadership, especially in its grantmaking, and manages the Trust’s data, logistics and offices.

She has a Masters in Ethics from Yale Divinity School, a field she understands as concerned with fostering well-being. Her studies focused on issues such as poverty, health, and trauma, and provided the opportunity to work with veterans dealing with PTSD, substance use disorders, and homelessness. Her experience also extends to working with adolescents in schools and at educational centers. She is currently a clinical social work degree candidate at Southern Connecticut State University with an interest in resilience and systems change.

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