Gina is a graduate student in Yale's Social Psychology PhD program studying under the direction of Dr.'s John F. Dovidio and Yarrow Dunham. Her research investigates how prejudiced attitudes and beliefs originate, are perpetuated, and can ultimately be changed. Her current line of work examines how individuals' racial beliefs influence their reactions towards, and treatment of, racially motivated threats of violence directed at Black vs White individuals. More specifically, she is interested in the extent to which individuals will justify such hateful acts using the principle of free speech, and how that justification affects individuals' willingness to label the act as a hate crime.
When she's not doing grad school things, she enjoys babysitting, hanging out with her cat Ollie, and racial justice-centered community organizing