New York, 2015
University: Yale University
Gabriel M. Zucker, Brooklyn, graduated from Yale in 2012 summa cum laude with majors in Ethics, Politics and Economics, as well as in Music. He won many major awards for character and service as well as scholarship. After Yale, he worked at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty “Action Lab,” conducting fieldwork in Pakistan and Indonesia. For the past year, he has been associate director of the Connecticut Heroes Project, a campaign to end veteran homelessness in Connecticut. He had run Yale’s Hunger and Homelessness Action Project as an undergraduate. Gabriel is also a highly accomplished musician and composer. He is a professional pianist, bandleader, singer-songwriter, and producer. He played the piano at Carnegie Hall, and a work he composed for symphony orchestra and big band premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2012.