Gina’s interest in Special Collections began in a mystery and science fiction book shop in Pasadena, California, where she worked with rare editions, including some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Ian Fleming’s James Bond 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, going 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, digitization, and library technology with the San Francisco Public Library’s Neighborhood Archives project contracted with Internet Archive, and SF State’s J. Paul Leonard Library Research and Study Commons.
Now pursuing a Master of Library Information Science degree at San Jose State University, Gina comes to the Global Museum team to coordinate archives and registration projects and continue working in a rich field promoting preservation of and access to critical cultural history.