Gabriela Lopez Ruiz - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Gabriela Lopez Ruiz

Gabriela Lopez Ruiz
Great Oaks Charter
Special Education
College of Charleston, South Carolina - BA, Public Health
I am a makeup artist.

About Me

My name is Gabriela, I am a recent graduate of the College of Charleston and majored in public health. I have worked in retail, restaurants, learning centers, plant nurseries and peer teachers. I have worked in almost everything and love learning new things. I enjoy working with others and enjoy being with friends. I also love the beach and I box.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to working with the students and making impactful relationships. I am also excited to get started and learn!

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

My 4th grade teacher was the best teacher I’ve ever had. She truly cared about me and got to know me. She mentored me and taught me many life lessons I still use today. She was the first teacher at my new school and truly made me feel welcome and seen. She made me realize that I want to teach, she is the type of teacher that every student deserves.