Ayana L. Gabriel has more than ten years of experience in planning and executing complex projects across varied cross-functional teams. She has a passion for improving opportunities through education and civic leadership. As a program officer for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, she manages more than $1.5 million in education grant funding. She worked as a chemical engineer before becoming a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and then working at Teach for America, where she consulted on diversity and equity. She has served as president of the Westview Community Organization, and she is community representative for the Atlanta Beltline, Inc. Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Georgia Tech.