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Gabriela Barkho

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Gabriela is a writer based in New York City who covers lifestyle, technology and science.
Having a “dream job” at a cool Brooklyn startup is a well-earned cliché, Head of Video at Genius Regina Dellea admits. Being in charge of video at one of the biggest musical companies around sounds like a daunting challenge, but Dellea knows the responsibilities and perks of the jobs are well worth it—including everything from producing a Desiigner lyric video to running the Genius YouTube channel. After all, this is an exciting time for...
Leave it to Emily Drabinski to make librarian work look glamorous. It may be 2017, but libraries are as vital as ever, thanks to coordinators like Drabinski, who heads the instruction program at LIU Brooklyn. In this golden age of information, she helps students learn how to think about it, where it comes from and how it gets to the library. Through her line of work, Drabinski hopes librarians can continue to do what...
You can’t talk about Brooklyn’s flourishing social media scene without mentioning Rachel Van Dolsen. The founder and head of RVD Communications, which specializes in personalized PR and social strategy, has been rapidly rising since Van Dolsen started it from her Williamsburg apartment five years ago—where, for the first year, she used her kitchen table to work to tell the stories of entrepreneurs and brands she respected. RVD represents Brooklyn-based brands such as Rider and...
With over 17 years experience in film programming, Cristina Cacioppo, the Creative Manager of Alamo Drafthouse NYC, first got her big break with the opening of 92YTribeca—which included a screening room with a film program that she was able to build from scratch. Eventually, the Alamo programmers offered Cristina her current role when they decided to open an NYC location. These days, she’s in charge of planning for screenings and events months ahead, plotting...

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