Intern, Spring 2019 | Texans for the Arts
MA, UT Austin
"My internship with Texans for the Arts taught me essential advocacy skills that gave me the confidence to engage with legislators at the state and national level. These experiences opened my eyes to the importance of grassroots work for communities everywhere."
Gabriela Kane is an MA Candidate in Latin American Studies at UT Austin. She previously attended Texas A&M University where she graduated with a BA in Spanish and International Studies with a concentration in Arts and Culture. In Historic Downtown Bryan, she managed the SEAD Gallery as an arts-based community development initiative of Advent GX. Through her graduate studies, Gabriela conducted field research in Chile to understand cultural policies enacted by the new Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage regarding the representation and participation of indigenous artists. As a student in the Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship Portfolio Program, she was introduced to the work of Texans for the Arts. She is appreciative for the opportunity to have been an intern during the 86th Legislative Session. Gabriela participated in Texas Arts Advocacy Day, the National Arts Action Summit in Washington, DC, and the Arts Vote Dallas initiative.
Where are they now?
Gabriela Kanerecently recently concluded her time as Deputy Director for TFA Member Texas Folklife and became the Development and Engagement Director for Latinitas in Austin. Latinitas provides media and technology programming for girls throughout Central Texas. Her other recent accomplishments include being accepted into the cohort of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute in 2021 and joining the board of Austin Emerging Arts Leaders in 2022. Congratulations Gabriela!