A new VOICE, A new DIRECTION, for OXNARD!
Gabriela Basua, 40, was born Gabriela Lopez in Oxnard to a Mexican immigrant family and raised in the neighborhoods of La Colonia, Lemonwood, and South Oxnard. She is the second oldest of six children. Gabriela graduated from Channel Islands High School, attended Oxnard College, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne.
In 2003, Gabriela began her now-15 year career as a public servant at the City of Port Hueneme. Gabriela has held numerous positions within the Port Hueneme Housing Authority Department, including Customer Service Assistant, Housing Specialist, and Housing Programs Coordinator, to her current position as Housing Manager.
Known to her friends and family by her nickname “Gabby,” she married Michael Basua in 2000 and moved to College Estates in 2002. Gabriela and Michael have three children: Jacob age 17, Nathan age 15, and Emily age 13. Gabriela has been active in the community by serving two terms as the Parent-Teacher Organization President in her children’s school, Manager of her daughter’s soccer team and Relay For Life team member.