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Gabe Barela

Residence Life Coordinator for Haines, Read, and Loose Halls, Academic Advising Counselor

Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)
I grew up in Manassa, Colorado.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?
I like working with students and awesome staff!!

Where did you attend school? College(s)? Degrees?
I attended Colorado State University-Psychology/Political Science (Bachelors) and Iowa State University-Higher Education and Student Affairs (Masters)

What are your main areas of responsibility here at Grinnell College?
I work with students in the Residence Halls with issues related to transitioning to college, interpersonal concerns and community engagement. Also, I provide academic coaching for students that are on academic probation or returning from academic leave.

What do you like to do in your free time? Hobbies?
I enjoy going to the BEAR to work out and participate in wellness classes, watching sports, and going to the Twin Cities to spend time with my partner and puppy!!

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3761

On-Campus Address: 

Loose Hall
1215 East St
Grinnell, IA 50112

Education / Degrees: 

B.A. in Political Science, B.S. in Psychology, Certificate in Chicano/a Studies, Colorado State University Master of Education, Certificate in Social Justice, Iowa State University

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