In addition to her work with student life, Gabrielle has her own astrology business, promoting holistic healing for people of color. Ms. Tola uses her social media presence to showcase healing through artistic outlets such as poetry, dance, singing, and painting that embrace her racial/ethnic identity, sexuality, and spirituality. Gabrielle is also on the Dean's List and uses her writing skills to peer-review and edit for her community.
The African Latino Society Memorial Scholarship
The 2020 African Latino Society Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Gabrielle Tola, recipient of the 2020 ALS Memorial Scholarship is a current sophomore Writing and Latinx Studies double major.
She has served as a Peer Transitions Ambassador in the summer of 2019, is the current the Secretary of Engaging Mental Health in People of Color (EMPOC), Treasurer for Ithaca Futures Club, Event Coordinator for First Generation, and the EMPOC Representative for Students of Color Coalition (SoCC). In these various roles she has an active and elevated presence on campus, planning events, connecting to her peers, and centering marginalized voices.
I've started to look at my academic excellence not as a form of validation, but as a reward for my hard work ethic.Gaby Tola