Gabriella Perez is currently researching with faculty adviser Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC. Perez is researching a book titled, Passing Over: Migration, Theology, and the Eucharist. The book, which is currently in the publishing stage, offers a theological perspective on migration, focused on the US-Mexico border.
Perez also has researched with Professor Thomas Anderson on a book project that is provisionally titled, Images that Matter: Cuban Intellectuals and the US Civil Rights Movement. The book explores how Cuban intellectuals received and dealt with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Perez also sings in the Notre Dame Folk Choir and volunteers with La Casa de Amistad in South Bend and the National Immigrant Justice Center as an interpreter. She worked as a legal assistant in the summers of 2018-2020, mainly on asylum cases. She was a scholar in Girls Who Invest in the summer of 2020, and she worked for Vista Equity Partners in the summer of 2020 and 2021.