Gabriella is 16 years old and will be a 2018 Taos High School graduate. In addition to her classes, Gabriella has been a member of the Taos High School varsity cheerleading squad for the last four years. This year, the team won their fourth New Mexico State Cheering Competition. She participates in the Taos High School group, Mariachi El Tigre, where she plays the violin and performs traditional New Mexico Spanish Colonial dances to the lively music of the Mariachi.
Gabriella has been a member of the student nutrition program at the high school for the last three years. She is also an aide at the Taos High School Day Care in preparation for getting her Early Education Certificate. Gabriella is also involved with young children in Taos Extreme Cheer, and has taken classes for helping with special needs students. She loves children, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Her plans are to attend Arizona State University to pursue a career in nursing. Gabriella’s goals are to become a pediatric nurse. She is the daughter of Cyndee Perez and Anthony Perez of Taos. Her maternal grandparents are the late Rafelita Martinez and the late Cipriano Martinez. Her paternal grandparents is the late Virginia Perez and the late Tony Perez.