Gilda Goldental-Stoecker is a program assistant at Arabella on the Managed Organizations team. In this role, she provides financial, administrative, and operational support to hosted projects at the New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund, and Windward Fund, all 501(c)(3) public charities, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). Gilda’s portfolio includes projects involving international development, political advocacy, and health care access.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Gilda interned for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She worked to ensure the protection of the human rights of those interacting with DHS by processing misconduct allegations against the agency and its components. In this role, she also performed data analysis to bolster policy recommendations regarding mental health resources for transgender individuals in immigration detention, disability access at ports of entry, and use of excessive force against unaccompanied minors. Gilda also held internships at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and NEO Philanthropy. Gilda has also served as a crisis hotline operator and victim advocate for survivors of violent crimes, and she holds a New York State Rape Crisis Counselor certification.
Gilda graduated from American University with a BA in anthropology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. While at American, Gilda was the president of Students Against Sexual Violence and the Women’s Studies Honor Society, the communications director for the AU League of United Latin American Citizens, and the health and self-care coordinator for the AU Student Government Women’s Initiative. Upon graduation, Gilda was awarded the Fletcher Scholar Award for “a senior who best exemplifies integrity and selflessness in citizenship on and off campus, together with academic achievement.” Gilda is originally from New York and spent some time in Argentina during her childhood.