Gina is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana who graduated from LSU in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics with a minor in French. During her studies at LSU, she also completed extensive coursework in biological sciences. After graduation, she worked as an English Teaching Assistant in France. Upon returning to Louisiana, she became the Development Manager for a health-related nonprofit organization. She then continued her education at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where she earned a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, licensed through the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants. Upon graduation, she joined the Tulane University Department of Neurosurgery Team.