Gaela is an Associate at Vandeventer Black where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group. She joined the firm in 2020 after completing the firm’s summer associate program in 2019.
Gaela received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Penn State Law, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Penn State Law Review and was a legal extern for Penn State University’s Student Legal Services. Gaela is also a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.
Prior to attending law school, Gaela earned her B.A. from the College of William & Mary, where she majored in Government and minored in Sociology. Gaela was also a member of William and Mary’s women’s club soccer travel team during her four years.
Gaela is a longtime Virginia resident who was born and raised in Virginia Beach and attended Kellam High School.