Gabe Hanzel-Sello currently serves as National STEM Director for Growth Sector- managing all aspects of the organization's programs across 30 community colleges in six states. Gabe has seen the organization grow exponentially in scope and impact from his start with Growth Sector in 2012 when he managed one of the organization's three STEM Core cohorts. Prior to joining Growth Sector, Gabe Hanzel-Sello has worked for multiple nonprofit organizations providing services to Bay Area constituents in the areas of afterschool programming, youth leadership, college counseling and youth workforce development. Through these varied experiences, Gabe has gained significant appreciation for the importance of clearly-defined, structured, and supported pathways for program participants. Gabe has a Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in English; Creative Writing. He lives in the East Bay and enjoys exploring new rivers, lakes, and beaches in the area.