Gabo is an architect and urban planner with experience in design, community engagement, and advocacy. Before Hester Street, Gabo was a project manager at the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) working on urban planning, preservation, policy, and community education. He was also part of MAS’s Livable Neighborhoods Program that, in 2016, delivered workshops to five New York City neighborhoods outside Manhattan. These workshops trained communities on local urban planning and government processes, economic development, and cultural asset mapping. In 2015, Gabo received his master’s degree from Cornell University in City and Regional Planning. While there, his studies focused on community-based planning, civic technology, and Southeast Asian studies. Complementing his academics, Gabo was also a project manager with Design Connect, a student organization that offers design and urban planning services in Upstate New York through community collaboration and engagement. A licensed architect in the Philippines, Gabo has extensive design experience in a variety of projects including residences, hotels, and high-rise towers. His professional degree in Architecture is from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.