Gina was accepted into the Criminology and Justice Studies Ph.D. program in 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Human Services degree in Criminal Justice from Salem State University in 2008 and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010. She is currently a full-time faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department at North Shore Community College in Lynn, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in corrections, criminal investigations, and critical issues in criminal justice. Her previous work experience includes working as a correctional officer and as a domestic violence advocate. Gina's primary research interests include corrections, ex-offender reentry and rehabilitation, criminal justice policy reform, the long-term effects of prisonization, collateral consequences of a criminal record and intimate partner violence (IPV).