M.L.I.S., Library information Science, San Jose State University, 2017
M.A., English Literature, San Francisco State University, 2013
B.A., English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2009
Gina’s interest in special collections began in a mystery and science fiction book shop in Pasadena, California, where she worked with rare and first editions including some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. Her early experiences with books and libraries prompted a B.A. in English from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2009 where she worked in the Circulation Department of the university’s Robert E. Kennedy Library.
Gina joined Los Angeles’ Institute of Cultural Inquiry working in its special library, art and ephemera collections in 2010, and worked in Science Technical Medical and Continued Education publishing in the greater Los Angeles area. She went on to earn an M.A. in English Literature at our own San Francisco State University in 2013.
During her time in school at SF State Gina continued working in archives, special collections, and library technology with the San Francisco Public Library’s Neighborhood Archives digitization project, contracted with Internet Archive. She also worked at SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library Research and Study Commons in technology, circulation, and research assistance.
Gina joined the Global Museum and Museum Studies team in 2015 as Museum Registrar to coordinate archives and registration projects. She is delighted to contintue working within a rich field that promotes education, as well as preservation of and access to critical cultural history.