Gabriella (Gaby) Gomez, a senior education policy advisor, has been nominated as Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education. Gomez ’95 has a degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University.
Gomez, who worked with the American Federation of Teachers for five years, earned a master’s in education policy from Harvard in 2001. Also, Gomez is an executive advisor for the LMU Caucus, a group of politically active LMU alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends that advance the university’s strategic goals at various levels of government.
U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, praised the nomination of Gabriella Gomez, “I am thrilled that President Obama has nominated Gaby to be Assistant Education Secretary. Over the past three years, she has helped Congress enact some of the most significant changes to higher education policy in history, including increasing $20 billion in college aid for students and families, cleaning up shady practices in the student loan industry, and modernizing our higher education program. She has been a top-notch advocate for our nation’s college students and families and will bring the same expertise, energy and heart to the Education Department. I look forward to working with her, Secretary Duncan and the Obama administration to rebuild our economy and middle class by strengthening educational opportunities for all Americans.”