Keep America Beautiful Staff Spotlight:

Gabi Polo


Welcome to our Staff Spotlight series, where we shine a light on the incredible individuals driving positive change at Keep America Beautiful! Today, we’re thrilled to highlight Gabi Polo, one of our dedicated Regional Directors of the affiliate network, whose passion for creating clean and green communities motivates us to do more beautiful things. Dive into our Q&A session below to discover more about Gabi’s journey with Keep America Beautiful. 

Q: How long have you worked for Keep America Beautiful?

A: Almost 1-year

Q: Where are you located?

A: Berkeley, California

Q:  What do you do for Keep America Beautiful? 

A: I am a Regional Director for the West Region.

Q: What does beauty mean to you?

A: Beauty awes the mind and warms the heart.

Q: What is the strangest piece of litter you’ve ever collected?

A: A toy soldier

Q: What three words describe how you feel about your work?

A: Passionate, inspired, and excited.

Q: What’s a piece of advice you’ve been given while doing this work?

A: That collectively, individual action can have a big impact!

Q: If you were a tree, plant, or flower, what would you be and why?

A: I’d be a sunflower because I thrive in the sun and like to think I bring joy and life to others!

Q: When you’re not doing beautiful things, what are you doing?

A: You can find me enjoying the great outdoors (on a bike or on foot) and delicious meals!

Q: What was the most rewarding/inspiring project you’ve worked on or been a part of?

A: Every single one where I get to see the impact of my actions!

About Keep America Beautiful®:

Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful® strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of 700 Keep America Beautiful® affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin, and YouTubeDonate and take action at


McCall Vrydaghs

Keep America Beautiful®

Published by McCall Vrydaghs
May 6, 2024

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