Gina PhysicSenior Communications Associate
Gina Physic is a Senior Communications Associate at Advancement Project National Office. She primarily supports the organization’s Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track, focusing on the national campaign for #PoliceFreeSchools.
Gina has over nine years of experience in consumer marketing, digital marketing, media relations, social media strategy, and public affairs. She has worked for global public relations firms, as well as in higher education and city government. Her career in communications grew from a concern with the ways that news media often perpetuate stereotypes of marginalized people. Now, she focuses on the liberatory value of storytelling, empowering people to share their stories to encourage social and racial justice.
Gina holds degrees in sociology and African American Studies from Grinnell College and Boston University. She is an alum of the Posse Foundation and a 2019 scholarship recipient of The Wing, where she pursued a storytelling project to create a space for formerly incarcerated women to share their stories.
While completing her M.A. at Boston University, Gina led a book club at a Massachusetts women’s prison and worked with a local non-profit, Haley House, to empower and provide resources to women and children impacted by mass incarceration. Upon completing her degree, Gina was a researcher for the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission, focusing on the ways that sentencing guidelines influence racial and gender disparities in sentencing. Most recently, she was Assistant Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs for the City of Boston’s city planning agency, where she advocated for communities of color impacted by the city’s housing crisis.