Gabriella Balza Joins Dane County Extension

Gabby Balza

Gabriella “Gabby” Balza is the new Associate Youth Development Educator with Dane County Extension. Prior to this role she worked as a Writers’ Room Program Coordinator with 826 Boston where she led programming focused on publishing and improving writing skills with high schoolers. Gabriella has experience collaborating with students to create after-school clubs, book publications and podcasts. She has led creative writing workshops for youth and supported English language learners through project based learning. Before starting her role at Extension, Gabriella was an MFA poetry candidate at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is excited to collaborate with students and community leaders to create and support meaningful programming for youth.


Gabby will be coordinating the Youth in Governance program, By Youth for Youth program, and assisting with Dane County 4-H. She can be contacted at