Mrs. Garbralle Conroe was born and raised in Fresno, Ca. Throughout life, she understood the importance of obtaining an education which resulted in obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from California State University, Fresno. For the past 4 years she has been teaching graduate courses at California State University, Fresno. In 2012, Mrs. Conroe received the Business of the Year Award from Resources for Independence, Central Valley. She was recognized for her outstanding work in her community by helping individuals with disabilities obtain jobs. In 2015, she was awarded the Community Service Award from Fresno City College for her outstanding work she does with Fresno City College students. Mrs. Conroe was awarded the 40 under 40 award, which recognizes individuals under the age of 40 for their contributions and achievements.
Mrs. Conroe has a passion for inspiring youth and giving back to her community. She currently engages in motivational speaking events throughout the Central Valley as well as in Northern California. Additionally, Mrs. Conroe mentors numerous students and volunteers her time speaking at different high school’s about peer pressure, making smart choices, leadership, and the importance of education. Mrs. Conroe has co-authored a manuscript on the use of service-learning in building cultural competence among counseling trainees. She thrives on the model “each one teach one”.