Gabriel Lucas


At his core, Gabe is a dedicated project manager who cares deeply about process and results.  For Gabe, every need to hire is an opportunity to strategize, plan, pivot, and finally execute.  Gabe has been evaluating and hiring talent for decades in countless arenas and modalities: for-profit and nonprofit, governance and operational, full-time and interim, among many others.  Gabe is the co-founder of ATLIS, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools, which is a professional association to help identify and support both emerging and experienced leaders.

Gabe graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computational Science, UC Berkeley with a Master's degree in Information Management and Systems, and San Francisco State with a Master's degree in Mathematics. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three wonderful children.

12M Recruiting is the parent company of Ed Tech Recruiting, which for years has worked with clients all over the world to design and recruit for unique positions in the complex areas of technology and innovation.

12M Recruiting and Ed Tech Recruiting utilize the same robust methodology and deliver the same proven results.

Meet the Team

Micaela Andres

Micaela has worked at the company since 2018 and supports each phase of the search process, from assessment through the final round. She also represents the firm at job fairs and conferences, connecting with employers and job seekers throughout the country. Micaela has a degree in business administration with a concentration in information systems management from San Jose State University. Outside the workday, Micaela loves to explore different restaurants throughout the Bay Area with her boyfriend, play with her dog, and spend quality time with her family.

Marissa Premenko

Administrative Assistant and Project Support Specialist
Marissa graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child Adolescence Development: Concentration in School Age Child and Family. She previously worked at a local library as a library assistant, where she supported the makerspace and children’s departments. There Marissa designed programs aimed at getting more kids interested in technology. In her free time she likes to read, play escape rooms, and have game nights with friends. She also loves to take trips to Disneyland and spend time with family.

Giannina Ong

Digital Content Creator
Giannina Ong graduated from Santa Clara University with degrees in English, Classics, and Gender Study. She is currently finishing her master's at University of Toronto's Women and Gender Studies Institute. Giannina brings to her work a social justice-driven consciousness and intersectional awareness, experience with qualitative and quantitative methods, and a love of learning to her marketing, communications, and research work. At the age of 5, she learned to play tennis and throughout her life has played competitively, including three seasons as an NCAA DI athlete.

Jessica Chung

Recruiting Specialist
Jessica is an experienced recruiter who has helped clients revamp hiring processes and develop robust talent acquisition programs. Her background includes developing public-private partnerships in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as innovation consulting throughout the United States.

Leyla Arabian

Communications Specialist
Leyla Arabian is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Communications from San Diego State University. Leyla is an accomplished writer and takes pride in her unique voice on paper. In addition to writing, Leyla loves figuring out innovative ways to create meaningful content on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter. In her free time, the Menlo Park native loves exercising, playing with her four pets, and taking photos.

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