Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesHoward University, J.D.
Hampshire College, B.A.
ProfileA native of Denver, Colorado, Gina graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. Prior to law school, she worked as a Residential Instructor at the SEED Public Charter School of Washington, DC. She interned for three years at the Office of Human Rights for the City of Alexandria, VA, where she handled employment discrimination claims. Shortly after becoming a licensed attorney in Massachusetts, Gina led the staff of Education Action, a small nonprofit spearheaded by author and activist Jonathan Kozol. Education Action assisted teachers, parents, students and organizers in becoming actively engaged in education reform. In June of 2008, she began coordinating the school and neighborhood integration efforts of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and four other national civil rights organizations. From 2010-2011, Gina was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. There, she was primarily involved with the Ford Secondary Education and Racial Justice Collaborative. In addition to co-directing One Nation Indivisible, Gina is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Coalition on School Diversity and a member of the Racial Imbalance Advisory Council, one of eighteen advisory councils that contribute to the development of education policy in Massachusetts. She also belongs to TAG Boston, a network of educators in the Boston metropolitan area who are committed to social justice and racial equity.