/ Gabriel Costilla
Gabriel Costilla was born in Amarillo, TX to a life of poverty and strife. Like his mother, he became a teen parent, but he refused to slow down and instead used his new found fatherhood as a catalyst for positive change in his life. He graduated from Texas Tech in 2011 and went on to get his certification to be a high school English teacher. Gabriel's mother had made the decision for a new life in Derby, Kansas in 2006. He now lives in Derby with his wife, his son, his in-laws, and his two dogs. He currently teaches at Wichita West High School, so that he can help disadvantaged youth like himself.