Gabrielle Apollon is an immigration attorney at The Door, a youth center that provides comprehensive youth development services to approximately 10,000 young people annually. As a Haitian-Canadian, she primarily works with West African and Francophone Caribbean immigrant youth. She graduated from New York University School of Law, where she served as a student advocate in the Global Justice Clinic and Children's Rights Clinic. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University, where she studied political science and international development. During her studies at Columbia, she worked for the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Universal Education and Haiti's presidential working group on education. She currently serves on the board of a charter middle school in Harlem, St. Hope Leadership Academy.