Gabriela Ruiz-Blake was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Growing up in a bicultural family with deep roots across the world, she developed a global view at a young age. At 14 years old she began her outreach work in many developing nations. Her work with underserved immigrant communities in the United States has allowed her to witness firsthand the importance of access to financial and health systems. This understanding was then intensified when she studied microeconomics in Bangladesh and learned that, with free healthcare for women, families can dig themselves out of the poverty trap. Her work in micro insurance in Puerto Rico helped her understand the importance of environmental protection. In 2017, she graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a degree in economics. After college she returned to Mallorca and has been working with the Mallorca Women’s March to help activate expats and help them engage with local and international politics. She believes deeply in the mission of International Integrators, helping to run the organization’s social media.