Gabe is beyond excited to join the Fusion Walnut Creek Team and teach students Italian! Originally from Orange County in Southern California, Gabe travelled up north to study at UC Santa Cruz, earning a BA in theoretical linguistics with a focus in phonology and generative syntax. Prior to joining Fusion, he worked locally as an English and Spanish tutor, and he also helped students prep for the SAT and ACT tests. Additionally, while studying abroad in Italy, Gabe had the amazing opportunity to teach English to elementary and middle school students, as well as hone his own Italian skills while being immersed in the language and culture. As a linguist, Gabe adores languages. While he speaks 3 so far (English, Spanish, and Italian), he hopes to keep adding to that list in the future. In his free time, Gabe enjoys his fair share of Netflix, cooking, singing, and working on his stand-up comedy routine.