Gina was born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley and has lived in her apartment in Hollywood for the past year. It is the first apartment that she has truly felt at home and stable in after being pfice out of apartment after apartment since she was 18 years old. She finds solace in the fact that her home is now rent-controlled and is her sanctuary. She is a tenants rights attorney at the Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action (LACCLA). She enjoys working out, cooking and eating, swimming in the ocean, and writing poetry. Gina strongly believes that housing is a human right and a connection to the land and your community and its food is the key to sustaining any collective vision for liberation. She is committed to the fight against displacement in her personal and professional life.