Gabriella Cázares-Kelly

Pima Recorder

Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (she/her) is a proud, dues paying, #RedForEd public school educator, community organizer and current Pima County Recorder. She is one of four women who founded Indivisible Tohono, a grassroots, community organization that provides opportunities for education and civic engagement for members of her tribe: the Tohono O’odham Nation. She is extremely politically active in Tucson and Statewide and believes in the need to infiltrate, create or transform spaces to include Indigenous voices and issues. Gabriella advocates for living and thriving wages, worker’s rights, women’s rights, public education funding and voting rights. She also speaks about and condemns white supremacy, institutional racism and systems of oppression that have remained unchecked in our communities. Gabriella attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership for Community College and Higher Education from Northern Arizona University. She is a Tucson Public Voices Fellow, a Monzón Fellow, the 2019 Delores Huerta Mujer En La Lucha Honoree and the 2019 Arizona AFL-CIO’s Community Activist of the year. She lives in Tucson with her husband, Ryan Kelly, who is also a leader in the community. They are the proud parents to two University of Arizona students who come home sometimes to do laundry. She is a writer and a voting enthusiast.