Gaby Ascencio is the Arizona Community Outreach Manager for the American Federation for Children. Gaby’s experience as a Language Teacher, Translator, Interpreter and Advocate for Victims of domestic violence nourish her work at AFC with an intellectual background and sensitivity that have proved to be valuable elements to interact with families, particularly with the Latino community.

Born in Mexico City, at an early age she moved with her parents to Cd Juarez Chih., at the border with El Paso, Texas.  She attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she won a scholarship to continue her studies at The Sorbonne in Paris. Then she moved to Stockholm, Sweden where she worked for two years for the Embassy of Mexico.  Gaby has been a teacher of ESL, Spanish and French as a second and third language for more than 20 years in several countries and prestigious universities in Mexico.

Gaby moved to Arizona in 2011 and worked as a Field Program Manager and Facilitator at Arizona State University’s American Dream Academy, a program where “families gain the tools and confidence to make sure their children have successful academic careers.”  She also worked for two years as an Family Legal Advocate for victims of domestic violence at the National Advocacy and Training Network.