Gabriella “Gabi” Kahn was previously a member of the Smithsonian’s central Office of Advancement team, where she was working on the Smithsonian Campaign’s strategies and operations since October 2015. In this role, Gabi assisted in the planning and coordination of stewardship events, Smithsonian National Board meetings, and Campaign Steering Committee meetings. She also supported the campaign director and other members of the Smithsonian campaign team, working on advancement for various pan-institutional initiatives. Gabi has a drive to continually learn and grow. Most recently, she co-founded and currently leads the Smithsonian Network of Emerging Advancement Professionals -- a group for colleagues across the Institution who are new to the field of advancement. Before coming to the Smithsonian, Gabi worked in political fundraising, organizing numerous events and managing hundreds of volunteers. She has been part of state and national campaigns, has lead countless fundraising and volunteer events, and worked for a national super PAC that raised nearly $15 million in two years. Gabi is originally from the Washington, DC area and holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.