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Gina Valona is an artist, educator and creative consultant who is passionate about social systems and using art as a mechanism of activism. She is the Program Administrator of the Creative Action Department at Otis College of Art and Design, where she also holds a MFA in Public Practice. She instructs on community engagement, social design thinking and project development from conception to implementation. As a photographer, she teaches privately and at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. As part of her social practice, she investigates the notion of complicity and how it supports systematic oppression with the goal of deconstructing those systems at both the personal and communal level.