Gina is adept in the following:
- Narrative storytelling for social media and email marketing
- Education-related topics (discipline policies, teachers, teacher development, etc.)
- Youth health and Sports
Gina is interested in the following topics:
- Education Policy (K-12)
- Teaching and Teachers' Unions
- School Discipline Policies
- Youth Health
- Mental Health
- Race, Class and Gender
- Outdoors (camping)
During her studies, Gina applied foundational sociological theories to educational issues, including race, gender, class, school discipline practices, and the teaching profession. Gina also worked as a graduate student assistant in the Dean's Office, where she supported the school's digital communications and marketing strategies for social media. She conceived of Social Research Matters, a website showcasing work by NSSR faculty and Ph.D. students. She also served on the Sociology Graduate Conference Committee, reviewing submissions, creating marketing materials, and soliciting potential keynotes for the conference.
As an undergrad, Gina was accepted into Capital News Service, UMD's student-run news wire service. She was an education beat reporter for the Washington bureau office, and wrote a variety of stories on student health, Maryland's test scores, and the merger talks between the University of Maryland's College Park and Baltimore County institutions.
While pursuing her degree, Gina was a freelance writer for local newspapers, including the Montgomery County Sentinel, where she wrote a 10-week investigative piece on early weather warning systems -- a story inspired by the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri.
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Gina has experience writing long and short-form articles for both print and the web. Work includes published articles for Education Week and a variety of local Maryland newspapers and online publications.