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Not to be confused with Gabriel Iglesias.
Gabriel Iglesia
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Born Gabriel Theodore Iglesia
(1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 20)
La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Filipino
Alma mater Antioch College, Scripps Ranch High School
Occupation Student, tutor, intern
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Gabriel Iglesia (born November 3, 1994) is an Antioch College student and registered editor of the English Wikipedia.

Early life and education[edit]

Gabe was born in La Jolla, California, to Gerald and Queenie Iglesia. His father was a civil engineer and PhD graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his mother was a nurse. Both of his parents were born in the Philippines.

Gabe graduated from Scripps Ranch High School. During his high school career, Gabe was involved in a wide variety of extracurriculars, including his school's debate team and Model United Nations club, as well as Key Club International, the American Cancer Society, and volunteering as an after-school peer tutor. In high school, Gabe studied Japanese for four years and for two years in a row won second place at the Japanese Cultural and Academic Proficiency Competition. Gabe also concurrently took community college courses in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, and political science.

In 2011, Gabe was inducted into the National Honor Society and Japanese National Honor Society. In his senior year, Gabe was accepted to San Diego State University, UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, Macalester College, and Antioch College. Gabe graduated in 2012 in the top 4% of his class, with a 4.54 GPA. Gabe took a total of twelve Advanced Placement exams over his high school career, passing all of them and becoming a National AP Scholar.

In 2012, Gabe began his undergraduate studies at Antioch College with a full-tuition scholarship, where he is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in political economy and continuing his Japanese studies. At Antioch, Gabe co-founded its debate team and was twice elected to its governance body, the Community Council. Gabe also worked as a student ambassador for Admissions and Alumni Relations, as well as an office assistant for Academic Affairs. In 2013, as a second-year Gabe was invited to speak at the class of 2017's convocation. He currently has a 3.97 GPA.

At Antioch, Gabe has had three co-op jobs. Gabe interned full-time at a community foundation in Manhattan, and then at a communications firm in Washington, D.C. He has also interned at the U.S. Department of State.

As a Wikipedian[edit]

Gabe registered as a Wikipedia editor on September 20, 2012. Gabe recalls going onto Wikipedia as far back as 2005, when he was 11 years old.

"I finally decided to join Wikipedia as a volunteer editor, because it's not just a public encyclopedia, but it's mine as well. It's ours, and I use and enjoy it just as millions of others do, and I'm happy to be a part of it."

Gabriel Iglesia

As a Wikipedia user, he enjoys browsing for any information he may be curious about, from international relations to astronomy to video games. As a volunteer editor, he enjoys patrolling articles - both the ones that interest him and the lesser known, more mundane ones, as well as disambiguation pages, redirect pages, and category pages. He nitpicks at the tiny little details, such as abbreviations and misspellings, because he believes improving the little details helps improve the bigger picture.

On the inclusionist-deletionist spectrum, Gabe identifies with the Deletionists, because he believes in an orderly online encyclopedia, one that provides not just a lot of useful information, but clean, useful, notable, and cited information.

Personal life[edit]

Gabe has a younger sister, Michaela, born February 23, 1996.

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Articles on my priority watchlist[edit]

Some useful editing guidelines for you and myself[edit]

"Any trivial facts, how-to manuals, political slander, or the like can be found anywhere but Wikipedia. As one put it, 'Wikipedia is not a search engine,' or more precisely, 'Wikipedia is not Google.' That's not to say we should be shooting down all sorts of information indiscriminately and be wary of new information coming in everyday. We're merely filtering it, organizing it, and structuring it - prioritizing the more important information over the trivial and insignificant. Not all information is created equal."

Gabriel Iglesia

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