Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Gabriella attended Rochester Institute of Technology and completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design in 2013. Gabriella is also a proud graduate of the Urban Suburban Program at Brighton High School. She and her husband, Michael, presently reside in the South Wedge neighborhood of Rochester and enjoy the rich art and culture the city has to offer. As a member of the Hispanic community, Gabriella is always looking for ways to get involved and connect with other professionals who feel passionate about the future of Rochester.
Gabriella serves on the Board of the Rochester Latino Theatre Company and works closely with Annette Ramos and Stephanie Paredes to bring quality Latino theatre to the Rochester community. She enjoys being a part of the team that brings a voice to Latino artists, performers, and playwrights.
Gabriella is a Commercial Interior Designer and Relocation Manager for the locally woman-owned business, Vargas Associates. She works with a variety of Rochester organizations helping them envision and create inspiring workplaces and learning environments. Gabriella is passionate about transforming spaces through the design process and combines functionality with aesthetics to best suit the day-to-day needs of the end user. Many of these initiatives need a skilled approach to furniture coordination and the physical relocation of spaces. With interior design and relocation management as her primary focus, Gabriella also lends her talents to the range of services offered by Vargas Associates including facilities project management, space planning and furniture procurement.