Gina Ryder is a freelance writer and teacher based in New York City. Her reporting and personal narrative has appeared in a myriad of publications including The Guardian, Religion News Service and Marie Claire. Gina has taught college courses ranging from journalism to narrative medicine at John Jay College and City College/CUNY School of Medicine. Gina has also facilitated storytelling programs for vulnerable populations including communities affiliated with Covenant House, Breaking Ground and The Bridge. A former editor with The Huffington Post, she is a Philadelphia native and the first in her family to go to college. Gina holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University and master's degree in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University. Say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org.