Gabriel Escobedo is a senior attending SF State majoring in both History and Political Science. Born and raised in San Diego, Gabriel grew up the son of immigrant parents with four older siblings. It was in his youth that he discovered an initial interest in covering, studying, and participating in political and social issues and movements. While a growing adolescent and teenager, Gabriel’s interest in politics surfaced in multiple ways: marching for immigrant and labor rights, becoming co-Editor-in-Chief of his high school newspaper, and writing political, social, and investigative journalistic articles.
Upon progressing into his college career, Gabriel’s interest in politics became a passion, determined to study both the diverse political thought and the history of its implementation, finding a sense of urgency in modern politics and determination to become a part of the process. With finding a particular interest in American history and studying political thought in the context of our own nation, Gabriel came to the decision to pursue a career centered on politics and has progressed with each step forward in gaining experience and perspective in the diverse political sphere. From becoming a canvasser for the Human Rights Campaign to interning for the Nancy Pelosi 12th District Office, to volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign, MGabriel has exemplified an enthusiasm to learn and participate from each opportunity. Through the Panetta Institute, Gabriel hopes to progress forward in gaining the knowledge and experience through active participation with the teachings of policy experts, to build on an aspired career in political consultation and policy writing. Additionally, upon getting his Bachelor’s Degree, he also intends to pursue a degree in Constitutional Law.