Gabby Nelson

Assistant Director, Urban Engaged Learning @ Trinity College

MA in Public Policy

Urban Gardener

About Me

Gabby Nelson is the assistant director of urban engaged learning at Trinity College and a graduate of the MA in public policy program at Trinity. She was also part of Trinity's inaugural cohort of the graduate certificate in urban planning. She grows over 50 varieties of specialty cut flowers, herbs, and vegetables each summer in her 2,500 square foot urban garden. Her passion for gardening informs her approach to thinking about sustainable and equitable communities.

At Trinity, she coordinates the Center for Urban and Global Studies' student research grants program, the center's lecture series and special events. She also manages communications and data for the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research. In June 2019, she traveled to the Pearl River Delta in China as the teaching assistant for the Center's field course on urbanization, immigration, and innovation in the region.

With experience working in higher education, law, and non-profits, Gabby is a skilled writer and research and excels at enhancing organizations through problem solving, effective communication, and proactive organization.

Email: nelsongabby at gmail dot com