Gabriella Hoffman is a young conservative blogger, grassroots activist, and columnist. She graduated from UC-San Diego in June 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in History. During her time in college, she was president of UCSD YAF, a contributor to The California Review, and Director of College Outreach for EFSD. She also served as the Executive Assistant on The Rick Amato Show and produced the “Top Young Con of the Week” segment on KCBQ 1170.
Unlike many out there today, Gabriella attributes her conservative upbringing to her parents – Lithuanian immigrants. Her parents have a remarkable insight into conservatism because they fled the evil empire as political refugees in 1985 and entered the U.S. legally in 1986. They taught her to be a strong advocate for traditional values, limited government, strong national defense, and anti-Communism. As a result, she is quite the firecracker in defending her conservative beliefs against all odds.
From early on, Gabriella has championed conservatism. During her time at UCSD, she brought David Horowitz to campus May 2010, where he successfully highlighted the dangers involved in radical Islam with efforts like “Apartheid Week” and comments made by those proponents like Jumanah Albarhi. The event made national headlines, with mentions on Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. She was one of the foremost conservative activists at UC-San Diego, having interned for Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch Center in Summer 2010.
Gabriella has spoken at several events, including Tea Party events throughout Southern California and similar gatherings. Her latest appearances were at Eagle Forum’s 18th Annual Collegian Summit in Washington, D.C. and Eagle Forum of San Diego’s “Taking Flight” Convention as a youth panelist. In April 2011, Gabriella was awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship from the Phillips Foundation after it recognized her as a Ronald Reagan College Scholar. She was also a Production Assistant for “Landrieu Dance,” a music video directed by conservative filmmaker Christian Hartsock starring James O’Keefe. Most recently, she spoke at events sponsored by Christians United for Israel, Maryland Conservative Action Network, FreedomWorks, and BlogCon2013.
During her time at UCSD, she was a regular contributor and staff member of UC-San Diego’s conservative paper, The California Review. Gabriella also served as the New Media Intern for Ann and Phelim Media, LLC.
Gabriella has lent her talents to two national youth-led movements: the first being Restoring Courage U.S. (pro-Israel movement to stand with Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” event) in 2011, and the second being Resistance 44 (movement to counter Generation 44) in April 2012.
Gabriella is also a columnist and blogger. Her articles have appeared on Campus Reform, Counter Cultured, Guns.com, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Times of Israel, Townhall.com, and ViralRead. She previously wrote for the Washington Times Communities under “Being Young, Conservative and Spicy,” CNSNews.com, and at Landmark Report. Moreover, she served as an Assistant Editor for TheCollegeConservative. Gabriella was also a reporting intern for the CNS News division of the Media Research Center in Summer 2012.
She is one of fourteen co-authors of the e-book, “Young, Conservative and Why It’s Smart To Be Like Us.” (April 9, 2013.)
She’s been featured on The Rush Limbaugh Show, Fox News, Drudge Report, National Review, POLITICO, Twitchy, Daily Caller, NRANews.com, and The Dana Show for tweets and interviews about youth issues from a conservative perspective.
She currently works at the Leadership Institute as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator and is based in Northern Virginia. Gabriella maintains her own blog at www.thegabriellahoffman.com. Follow her on twitter @Gabby_Hoffman and like her Facebook page.