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Right here, right now, together we can change the world...

Gina Valona is an artist, creative consultant and educator who is passionate about art activism, community engagement and positive social change.  She thrives most working in teams. She finds that posing the magical question "What If ? " acts as an excellent starting point to imagining innovative and creative solutions to personal, communal and global challenges.

Currently, Gina teaches integrated learning strategies in the Creative Action department at Otis College of Art and Design, where she also holds a MFA in Public Practice.  She is a photography instructor at the Los Angeles Center for Photography. Earlier in her career, she made a living as a performer and spokesperson which  allowed her to travel the world and engage with communities globally. She maintains that art has changed her life for the better and believes that artistic expression and the creative imagination has the ability to expand hearts and minds in ways traditional learning is limited.