Alan Gabriel-Lopez was born in Paramount, CA, but raised in the city of South Gate. He attended schools in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) from K-9th grades and then transferred to Downey High School in the Downey Unified School District (DUSD). Alan has been a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Middle School Wind Ensemble in the 8th grade as a flute player, where he performed at the Nokia Theater (now known as the Microsoft Theater) located at L.A Live. He later performed at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA in 2011 with the Los Angeles Unified School District All Honors Marching Band as a euphonium player and in 2013 with the Pasadena Community College Tournament of Roses Honor Marching Band as a tuba player. Alan has also performed at Disneyland 12 times during his high school and university years. He then attended and graduated from California State University, Long Beach with his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies (with an emphasis in Math Education) in May 2019 and with his Multiple Subjects Credential w/ Math Authorization in May 2020. During his time at CSULB, Alan had the opportunity to study abroad during the winter session in Ireland. He has previously worked as an After-School Program leader with the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and as a Math Program Manager with California Education Center in Cerritos, CA. During his time as a Math Program Manager, Alan’s 5th and 6th grade math teams from Wittman Elementary School, in the A.B.C Unified School District, were able to achieve gold and silver medals in 2018 and 2019 at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (L.A.C.O.E) Math Field Day.
When Alan is not busy with work, he loves to relax and meet friends at Coffee shops, work out, hike trails, play kickball with friends, practice photography, travel, volunteer with LGBT/Queer organizations and events, and (once this pandemic is over) will perform with the Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (G.F.B.L.A) as an oboe player.