Gabriela Balbín is a J.D. candidate with an interest in international anti-corruption law, national security law, and transitional justice in post-conflict societies. Raised between New York and Spain, Gabriela graduated high school from the American School of Madrid and earned her B.A. in 2015 from Cornell University in Political Science with minors in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Anthropology.

During her undergraduate career, she interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. and New York and spent a summer studying European politics and working at Helsinki España, a human rights non-profit in Madrid. Prior to starting law school, Gabriela worked for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York as a litigation analyst in the Business and Securities Fraud Section. After two and a half years at EDNY and spending nearly a year in Judge Matsumoto’s courtroom working on two major trials, she left New York for Europe, making Spain her home-base for her last six months before law school. Gabriela enjoys traveling, hiking, and is an avid vinyl collector.