Gabriela is currently completing Beautiful Sin, a documentary for PBS that follows three infertile couples in Costa Rica as they fight their country’s unique ban on an assisted reproductive technique called in vitro fertilization (IVF). Costa Rica is the only country in the world that has outlawed this medical treatment.  

Gabriela has master's degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of California-Berkeley. She was born in Boston and grew up in Costa Rica. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, arts and culture writer Andrew Gilbert, and their daughter.


Films by Gabriela Quiros

Tango 73: A Bus Rider's Diary

This film illustrates the vital importance of public transportation in urban areas by exploring one bus line and the people whose lives are shaped by the bus schedule and the elements. Upon arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area from Costa Rica, and having failed to master the quintessential American skill of driving a car, the filmmaker manages as she always has: on the bus. Tango 73: A Bus Rider's Diary reveals an underfinanced system, stricken by recent service cuts, and the people who depend on it. Traveling on board bus line 73 along the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, a feisty nanny, a wheelchair-dependent activist, a Mexican grandmother and a politically incorrect bus driver speak of their love-hate relationship with the bus. With wry humor, this first-person documentary uncovers the social rituals and secret codes of a world hidden in plain view.