Gabriela Pereira

Founder and Instigator at DIY MFA

  • Brand Storytelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Story
  • Marketing
  • Teaching & Academics
  • Personal Development
  • Creativity

Expert Credentials

TEDx speaker and founder of the award-winning website: Featured on and


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 to take an entrepreneurial approach to their education and professional growth. She earned her MFA in writing from The New School and speaks at college campuses and national conferences like: TEDx, Claremont-McKenna Athenaeum, and INBOUND. She also works with companies to help them harness the power of storytelling in their brands and marketing. Gabriela is the host of DIY MFA Radio, a popular podcast where she interviews bestselling authors and book industry professionals. She is also the author of the book DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community.