Gabby was symbol of positivity as a graduate of the 2020-2021 FBI Explorer class. She always had a smile on her face and asked thoughtful questions during the weekly educational presentations. She planned to return to the program, but midway through the school year her father passed away. He played a strong role in her upbringing and inspired her to initially pursue a career with the FBI. More misfortune came when Gabby suffered from a rare condition that resulted in her need for a wheelchair. After these events she expressed low confidence in her abilities and, as a result, did not apply to be a returning FBI Explorer student. FBI Explorer mentors recognized her situation and contributions from the previous year and reached out to help Gabby reaffirm her talents and confidence. Gabby applied to the FBI Explorers program again, was accepted, and will be a part of the 2021-2022 class. She is currently a senior at UIC College Prep.