Gabriel oversees research development activities within the college to support new research initiatives; assist in developing new research opportunities and strategic partnerships; and work directly with faculty, staff, and external partners to build capacity and administer the research and creative practice enterprise. Gabriel’s background includes a mix of skills and organizational experience on multiple continents — from leading foresight-driven design research to helping launch a next-generation infrastructures think-tank to creating climate change communications and helping to build a clean energy start-up. Gabriel holds a B.A. and M.A. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from Indiana University and an M.F.A. in Art & Design from the University of Michigan. In addition to his role at Taubman College, he serves as Vice-Chair for the Ann Arbor Energy Commission, as a Visiting Researcher with the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, a constant gardener, and, on Tuesday evenings, as libero (or sweeper) for his soccer team.