Gabriella Carnevale grew up in Rhode Island as the youngest of five children and moved to Washington, DC in 2008 for college. She graduated from the George Washington University in 2012 majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict and Security. She studied abroad during her undergraduate career in Amman, Jordan at the height of the "Arab Spring". She later worked in a law office which heavily influenced her decision to attend law school at the University of San Francisco, School of Law. Throughout her law school career, she participated in several of the school's social justice law clinics, including the International Human Rights Clinic, which led her to Geneva, Switzerland at the 37th Annual Human Rights Council Session at the United Nations in 2018 to present her proposals on the topic of unilateral coercive measures to the state delegate in charge of drafting that resolution. She later saw some of her proposals included in the resolution, which was adopted by a vote of 28 to 15. She has since graduated, earning her Juris Doctor degree, and is currently awaiting California Bar Exam results.
She spends her free time enjoying all that San Francisco has to offer, and is training for her third marathon.