From getting his start as a marketing intern for a Fortune 500 fashion brand, to being selected to join a research institute with a group of young professionals tasked with disrupting the credit union industry, to sitting as Public Information Officer for two hospitals as part of their Hospital Incident Command System during the pandemic, Gabe Ulloa has a wide variety of experience from digital marketing to crisis communications and community engagement. He plans on applying his experience and knowledge to lead the engagement and marketing efforts for the Blue Zones Project Bakersfield as its Sr. Manager of Marketing and Engagement.
Gabe is a Bakersfield native, graduating from East Bakersfield High School and then completing his B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Communications at CSU Bakersfield. He then went on to further his education with a Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) from American University and then a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Arizona Global Campus. It was during his studies for his MPH while working in a hospital during the pandemic that Gabe got to see and experience both health disparities and inequalities firsthand. This experience led him to join Blue Zones Project to help make a direct impact for the community he grew up in and the community he would raise his daughter.
During his free time, Gabe enjoys spending time with his daughter Evelyn and his wife Tina. As a family, they thrift and often visit estate sales and hunt for their next great vintage find. Gabe is a collector and player of vintage video games and enjoys the nostalgia that comes with retro gaming. When not digging for treasures, you may find the family camping in the mountains or on the central coast.
My Power 9
Downshift is my favorite Power 9. I tend to downshift in nature while we camp. Sometimes this is in the mountains in the snow, sometimes it’s morning coffee on the beach, but the result is the same, being able to disconnect and appreciate nature for all its beauty.