Gabriella Gonzalez, Ph.D.:
Program Officer, Richard King Mellon Foundation
Gabriella C. Gonzalez is a program officer at the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Her areas of expertise are in the future of work, school-to-work transitions, workforce development, and economic inequality. Prior to joining the Foundation, Gonzalez was a senior researcher at RAND Corporation, a non-profit think tank, for 18 years. There, her work included crafting a workforce development system framework for Puerto Rico as it rebuilds after hurricanes Irma and Maria; analyzing the alignment of education and training with workforce needs and employer demands across the energy, health care, and advanced manufacturing industries; evaluating the impacts of education reforms in urban school districts; and assessing education programs and policies that support veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses. Gonzalez also has written extensively on immigrants' education attainment and on workforce, labor, and education issues in the Middle East while based in the RAND office in Doha, Qatar from 2003-2007. Gonzalez received her doctorate in sociology from Harvard University.