Gabriella Hall is committed to empowering marginalized voices through active community and media engagement. Gabriella joined the UB Food Lab as an intern while finishing up her senior year at City Honors School in Buffalo, NY. After finishing high school, she opted to take a gap year from college to immerse herself in research focused on food justice. Gabriella has conducted research on injustices experienced by African American farmers in the US South, as well as documented the capacity of community food organizations in Western New York. She is currently part of a team conducting research on the historic underpinnings of community-led food justice efforts in Black Buffalo. With her team, Gabriella won the Innovation Award during the 2018 Global Innovation Challenge, a multi-disciplinary student competition designed to address food equity challenges in the Global South.