Gabriela Arias was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. As a teenager, she moved to New York and finished high school in East Hampton, Long Island.

In 2014, she moved to New York City and gained experience working at an immigration law firm for 4 years, where she specialized in family-based immigration. This is when immigration became her passion and experienced the rewarding feeling of helping people. Since Spanish is her first language, she focuses on helping the Hispanic community with their immigration needs, as part of SMA’s Spanish-speaking team, with a specific focus on Queens.

Gabriela likes to travel and learn about the culture of the different countries she has visited.