Born and raised in El Salvador, Gabriela likes to think of herself as a citizen of the world. She completed her first two years of college in Nicaragua, studied abroad in Austria, and then moved to the U.S. to complete her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. She became a recruiter fresh off college when she joined a small, generalist agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. After 2.5 years of successfully filling roles in many industries and spaces, she was headhunted by Real Staffing Group, a specialist agency in the Life Sciences industry. She joined the Medical Device recruitment team and specialized in the Clinical Operations space. In March of 2015, she was invited to relocate to San Diego, CA to help build a local team. Today she specializes in placing Clinical & Medical Affairs professionals within Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. She is genuinely interested in the life sciences, yoga, a good crime show, and her family. She is also part of the Corporate Social Responsibility and the Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at Real Staffing Group.