Gabby Dankanich serves as the Capitol Hill outreach director for Young America’s Foundation, working to advance YAF’s mission on Capitol Hill.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Gabby graduated magna cum laude from The Catholic University of America (CUA), where she studied world politics and theology.
Prior to her role as the Capitol Hill outreach director, Gabby completed multiple internships with Congress, think tanks, and conservative nonprofits. She was also a 2022 Hamilton National Fellow with The Alexander Hamilton Society.
Throughout her college career, Gabby devoted her time to CUA’s YAF chapter, founded during her freshman year. As chairman her senior year, she hosted the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh for a YAF lecture which attracted 800 in-person attendees—one of the largest student-organized events in the school’s history.
Under her leadership, CUA YAF held six speaker events featuring Matt Walsh, Vice President Mike Pence, Jack Butler, Daniel Di Martino, Dr. Frédéric Sautet, and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX-02).
Gabby also helped organize a protest for freedom outside the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, continued CUA YAF’s “Let’s Talk About It” discussion series, and organized YAF’s annual 9/11: Never Forget Project.
In addition to leading the CUA YAF chapter, Gabby gained campus recognition for the Alexander Hamilton Society chapter on her campus, hosting five speaker events during her senior year as the chapter’s co-president.
Gabby looks forward to engaging with Congress and conservative organizations across D.C. to spread YAF’s mission as outlined in the Sharon Statement.