Gabriela will be the first openly LGBTQ Councilwoman in Detroit!
Gabriela Santiago-Romero is an immigrant from Mexico, raised in Southwest Detroit, and an active organizer in Michigan. She’s the policy and research director at a state-based movement organization. She has spent her whole life fighting for justice and will bring her core value of putting people first to local government.
Gabriela’s love for her community has led her through many paths that include supporting young girls of color through leadership programs such as Girls Making Change, leading statewide policy change with local elected officials like Senator Chang, and recently directly serving constituents’ needs by connecting them to resources and creating mutual aid paths in collaboration with other leaders in the community.