Born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Gloria is a Veteran with thirteen years of service which included twelve years in technology and three years of use of force training. She also worked Eight years at San Quentin where she was promoted to a Sergeant. Gloria held several other jobs including Recruiter, Special Education Teacher aid, Census Bureau partnership with the Black Community, Group home caregiver, delivery driver and Single Room Occupancy desk clerk in the Tenderloin, San Francisco neighborhood. In 2012, Miss Berry was diagnosed with a chronic incurable blood disease, arrested for possessing marijuana and lost her home which led to her being homeless for three years. Gloria was elected to the SF Democratic County Central Committee in 2020, where she is Chair of the SF DCCC Black Lives Matter Committee. She is also a Member of the SF Reparations Committee.