National STEM Director
Gabe Hanzel-Sello, National STEM Director (2012-) manages all aspects of the organization's programs across 30 community colleges and universities nationally. 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 cohorts as Student Support Specialist. Prior to joining Growth Sector, Gabe has worked for multiple nonprofit organizations including YMCA of San Francisco and Enterprise for High School Students. In these roles, Gabe provided 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 kayaking with his family and playing soccer whenever he can.