Chantal Gabriel earned her AA in English literature from Miami Dade College in 2013. Her short story and poems have been published in Miambiance, an arts & literary magazine. From there, she transferred to the University of Miami to complete her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in creative writing and a minor in film. In 2015 she was the fiction editor of Mangrove and eventually became the co-editor in chief. She was the co-script supervisor for, The Things They Left Behind (17) which is also being showcased in the Miami Film Festival. Cherry (17) received the Jury Award at the Canes Film Festival in 2017.