2024 Fellow: Gabrielle Marcantonio

Gabrielle Marcantonio was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho and is a Whittenberger scholar. She pursued her passion for music at the University of Idaho and later found herself working with the makeup line, Bobbi Brown. With over 10 years of experience, Gabrielle specialized in makeup lessons, special event makeup, and matching for all skin tones, textures, and ages. During her time with the brand, she gained experience in managing events, training associates, and customer service.

In 2018, Gabrielle attended Paul Mitchell beauty school and obtained her esthetics license. She then joined Graeber & Co, a local business, as an esthetician, makeup artist, and wedding coordinator. At Graeber & Co, Gabrielle works with Aveda products and has had the opportunity to work as a makeup artist at New York and Idaho fashion weeks. Additionally, she serves as an educator for Aveda, specializing in culture and leadership.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Gabrielle and her husband Pedro own Snake River Creamery, a small business that crafts small batch, seasonal ice cream. They are proud to be recognized as an Idaho Preferred business. Gabrielle’s commitment to her community led her to apply for the Boards and Commissions Fellowship program, where she hopes to meet new people, give back, and gain a deeper understanding of existing boards to make a meaningful impact.

Gabrielle is deeply passionate about her Latino and Italian heritage. Growing up in southern Idaho, she feels a strong connection to the Latino community and aims to promote their recognition and representation. Alongside her husband, Gabrielle maintains a small homestead with an organic garden, fruit trees, and honey bees. Her love for the earth fuels her dedication to conservation and sustainability.

In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys exploring different cuisines, traveling, watching classic movies, and enjoys all kinds of music. Above all, she cherishes quality time spent with her family and friends.