Gabriela Wagner, more commonly known as “Gabby Wild”, is considered the “new” face of animal activism. Dubbed the “guardian angel of wildlife”, she founded the 501(c)(3), The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc. Through her organization, she travels the world to promote animal conservation through creative fundraising and awareness campaigns. Previously, Wagner has conducted competitions, challenges, and travel expeditions to places like Thailand to work with elephants, Africa to study baboons, Alaska to tend Iditarod sled dogs, and Ireland to aid horses. Wagner’s most recent campaign is called 12 for 12 in 12. Wearing only one sustainable outfit representing an endangered animal for an entire month for each month of 2012, she will employ high fashion to raise an eyebrow for her furry (and bald) friends.
She is a graduate of Cornell University (2011) with a Bachelor of Science in both Biology and Animal Science and currently attends Cornell Veterinary College in pursuit of a degree in veterinary medicine.