Gina Valona is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator and creative consultant/producer who works at the intersection of art, activism and community engagement with the goal of facilitating positive social change. Gina holds an MFA in Public Practice. As the Program Administrator of Creative Action at Otis College of Art and Design, she engages directly with partners, students and the community to facilitate projects and produce events that address pressing social issues. She instructs on Human Centered Design, Socially Engaged Art Practices, Critical Self-Care, and Photography. As a Creative Consultant and Cultural Producer, she is experienced in project development and management from from conception to implementation. As a photographer, she teaches both privately and at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. At the core of her practice social practice, Gina investigates systematic oppression with the goal of reconstructing those systems at both the personal and communal levels.