Prior to attending Avila University, Gina attended Longview College where she received an Associate of Arts degree. Gina chose Avila after reviewing the challenging, highly accredited and strongly recommended program. Upon admission, Gina received academic scholarships, including the Avila Transfer Achievement Award.
Before choosing Social Work, Gina reviewed many other major options. These include: education, physical therapy and occupational therapy. After looking at what each of these majors have in common, Gina decided what she really wanted to do was help people. The Social Work motto described perfectly what she strived to do; thus, she chose Social Work.
In the spring of 2015, Gina will be traveling to India with the Social Work department. She looks forward to this endeavor and hopes that it can provide her with more education on cultural competency and social justice in other parts of the world.
After graduation, Gina is contemplating going to Park University or Kansas University to obtain a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW). She is interested in hospital social work at the clinical level.