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Gina Malara (she/hers)

Senior Admissions Counselor

Gina is from a small town in New York. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and then Victorian Literature at the University of Glasgow in Scotland before returning to New York City. Before joining the School of Professional Studies, Gina worked in Digital Communications at PepsiCo in Purchase, NY where she managed multiple social media channels. Before her Digital Communications role, Gina worked in Talent Acquisition at PepsiCo, recruiting top talent for their beverages division. Gina loves to travel with her husband, bake, eat baked goods, and listen to podcasts.

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  • B.A., Bucknell University
  • M.Litt., University of Glasgow