Gioel is in continual pursuit of connection with others. She spends a lot of time thinking about deepening relationships across cultures and sectors. In 2010 she co-founded Recrear.
Recrear’s projects have taken Gioel to learn from young people and practitioners from Ecuador to Bangladesh, to Malawi and beyond.
In 2012-2013, Gioel had the opportunity to join the Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program as a Fellow. Since then she went on to do a PhD at the Institute of Development Studies, studying Colombian youth organizations and how they relate to different funding models and organizational culture. Currently Gioel acts as the Director of Research at Recrear. Her latest work has her collaborating with CIVICUS to research how grassroots youth organizations and movements around the world are resourced.