Gaby joined SmartStart after working as a Programs Director and Contracts Administrator for a local non-profit serving the under-served population in Orange County, CA. As a Programs Director, she represented her organization at programmatic and budgetary meetings at the Orange County Social Services Agency. She also managed all her organization’s government contracts, completed performance reviews and statistical reports to ensure program and financial compliance. She received her Doctorate degree in Transportation Science and a Master in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine. Her educational background combines disciplines from planning, engineering and economics where she focused her research on transportation policies and the effects of land use on travel behavior. She has extensive experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), program evaluation, data management and statistical analysis.