Gina is SEARAC’s Field Associate. She is in charge of executing SEARAC’s major leadership and community engagement programs, ranging from the annual Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) to GOTC (get out the count) campaigns for the 2020 Census. As part of this work, she regularly interfaces with a wide variety of stakeholders, including community partners, impacted individuals, and emerging advocates.
Gina is a first-generation college student, expected to graduate this May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the George Washington University. Her undergraduate career has been dominated by two passions: the often-erased histories of communities of color, particularly the Vietnamese community; and mock trial, an activity that has instilled in her the values of strong public speaking skills, adaptability, and attention to detail. She is currently writing her history thesis on the development of Vietnamese American culture and narratives within the community, and serves as a member of the Executive Board of the GW Mock Trial team.
Though currently living in Washington, DC, Gina is proud to have been born and raised in Little Sài Gòn, California, one of the world’s largest Vietnamese diasporic communities. In her downtime, she enjoys learning about skincare, drinking over-sweetened coffee, and taking long naps.