Gabriel's directorial path began in theatre education with Encore Stage and Studio, where she directed for Scenes for Tweens and Stage Door. At university, she got a head start in directing for CUA's student-run theatre, CenterStage. Her portfolio contains a wide range of credits including shorts, plays and musicals, junior productions, and she is always excited to tackle new works.

Gabriel aims to create compassionate, courageous, and curious art. Gabriel believes in approaching every story with a child-like wonder and discovery (not to be confused with childish). This presents itself in eagerness to try new things, consider a variety of perspectives, and to encourage thoughtful conversations about art. Her work often features large ensembles, stylized movement, immersive elements, and dark humor.