The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Class of 2020
Gabriela “Gabi” E. Del Valle was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and has attended Catholic school her entire life. In May, she graduates from The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and a minor in International Studies and Event Management.
She chose St. John’s because she wanted to go abroad during her college career and St. John’s had a variety of programs from which to choose. Gabi traveled to Rome, Italy, with the Global Passport Program during her first year and Paris and Lyon, France, with the Dean’s International Opportunities Program during her junior year.
Traveling abroad was one of her favorite experiences because she was able to see a world completely different from her own. Gabi hopes that she can be a voice for the Office of International Education as an Engagement Ambassador and encourages alumni to continue to show their support. She strongly feels that studying abroad is an integral part of the St. John’s experience.
“Throughout my four years here, St. John’s has given me many opportunities, countless lessons, and lifelong friends; I hope to one day give back to the place that gave me so much,” she said.