Name: Nicole Vallestero Keenan

Member Since: 2008-2011

What Nicole has done as a GABRIELA member: I learned so much about my history, built a foundation of values I take with me everywhere, met Kick-Ass Pinays, performed in Diwang Pinay, and drafted position statements on our values and our work.

Things she’s good at: I am good at making charts and arguing.

Why this work is meaningful to Nicole: We all need a place to ground us, bring us together, and root us to our histories.  Gabriela is about bringing power to Pin@ys, and we can’t change the world until we shift who has power and how power is used.

When she’s not working for the movement, where can we find Nicole / what can we find Nicole doing? When I’m not working for the movement, I am playing video games.


* Nicole now works for Puget Sound Sage.



P.O. Box 18045
Seattle, WA 98118