Gina Ryder is a freelance writer and teacher based in New York City. She writes about health, science and social justice for a variety of publications including ReadersDigest.com and TeenVogue.com. She is currently a member of the adjunct faculty with John Jay College's Department of English. Gina is a former editor with The Huffington Post. A Philadelphia native and first-generation college graduate, she has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University and master's degree in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.