Gabrielle Royal is the founder and creator of brown boi images. She has four years of experience as a photographer. Currently, Gabrielle works full time as the Assistant Director of the Employer and Alumni Relations team at Columbia University. Educated at Texas A&M University and New York Universities, Royal’s graduate research was focused on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality while at NYU. She was honored, being named one of 100 Black LGBT Emerging Leaders to Watch by the National Black Justice Coalition. Most recently she has presented her academic research at Princeton University, University of North Carolina, CUNY, and the University of Montpellier in France. Her experience as a queer woman of color in higher education informs her creative work as an artist.