Gabriela McCallister-Castillo

Gabriela McCallister-Castillo serves as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Liason to the PEN America Board of Trustees. She most recently has supported the CEO of a community development organization where she led the daily operations of the executive office, oversaw administrative staff, and worked with homeless and domestic violence shelters on staffing, procurement, and strategic sourcing. Earlier, she was Executive Assistant to the CEO of New York Public Radio.. She started her career in sales roles for internationally-known jewelry firms.She volunteers at the Alliance for Positive Change Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, where she works in participant outreach and operates the syringe exchange program. Gabriela is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management at Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.