Gabrielle graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with honors from the University of South Dakota in the Spring of 2018. She majored in political science, English, and German. Gabrielle became proficient in German in part through two study abroad programs, including a month-long language intensive program in Oldenburg, Germany during her freshman year and a semester-long study abroad experience at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany during her junior year.
Gabrielle also wrote her honors thesis in German (accompanied by an English translation) with the purpose of explaining the United States’ interpretation of the collision of freedom of speech with the issue of incitement to violence to a German audience. During her undergraduate studies, Gabrielle competed in mock trial for four years, leading her team as a captain for three years, and interned with the South Dakota Attorney General’s office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gabrielle’s two non-academic passions are cats and tea, and she tries to collect a local tea from every new place that she travels to.