John Gabrieli

John Gabrieli

Cofounder & Managing Director

Trio New College Network

John Gabrieli is a cofounder and co-Managing Director of Trio New College Network. After teaching middle school math and science through Teach for America, John went to work on re-imagining better and more equitable models for college as a Senior Research Associate at Southern New Hampshire University's Sandbox Innovation Center. At the Innovation Center, John helped scout some of the most promising emerging models for harnessing the power of technology to improve learning outcomes, expand access, and drive down costs. Among these models, one stood out for its unique potential to blend the power of technology with the “human touch” of personal coaching and support: hybrid college. Through his experiences working first-hand with some of the pioneering early hybrid college site leaders, John became convinced that this model had the potential to transform higher education, and in 2020 he left SNHU to launch Trio and help support the spread the hybrid college model across the country. He is passionate about building an equitable higher education system that gives every student the opportunity to reach their full potential.​ In addition to his work at Trio, John also served as founder and co-chair of the Every Voice Coalition, a grassroots movement to combat sexual violence on college campuses and support survivors.