Gabriela Garay


High School Career Advisor
(847) 864-5627 ext. 30

What do you like about your job?

I love being able to work with young people and support the in learning how to be their best self.

Where did you work before YJC?

Before working at YJC, I worked as a barista at a local coffee shop and for a program called Target New Transitions, which supported high school freshman transition into high school.

What was your first job?

At the time I didnt think of it as my first job, but my first job was cleaning houses with my mom in the summers.

Has your career path gone how you expected?

In many ways it has. I have always generally been interested in supporting young people and being in educational settings. My job at the Youth Job Center has allowed me to do the things I care about and that are important to me.

Fun fact:

I love dark chocolate and have the worst sweet tooth ever.