Gabriela Pereira

Gabriela Pereira

Gabriela Pereira is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who wants to challenge the status quo of higher education. As the founder and instigator of, her mission is to empower writers, artists and other creatives to take an entrepreneurial approach to their education and professional growth.

Founder and Instigator

Themes covered by Gabriela

Lessons covered by this speaker


Story structure: Character, plot, and world

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About this Speaker

Gabriela earned her MFA in writing from The New School and speaks at college campuses and national conferences. She is also the host of DIY MFA Radio, a popular podcast where she interviews bestselling authors and book industry professionals and author of the book DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community.

  • Featured in media outlets: Entrepreneur, Forbes, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, etc.
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  • Speaker at major events: TEDx, INBOUND, Claremont-McKenna Athenaeum, etc.
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  • Educational background: MFA in Writing, MA in Developmental Psychology