“At Trevor, I’ve learned how to refuse to be defined by a single interest.”
Meet Gina. Gina joined Trevor in the 9th grade and will graduate as a member of the Class of 2022.
Gina founded and leads Trevor Habitat for Humanity club, the Chinese Culture club, Girls Who Code, and the Mentor Me club, in addition to being a Writing Advisor and Science & Coding Center tutor. She is also an Admissions Ambassador and enjoys giving school tours and speaking with prospective parents.
Gina discovered her passion for programming at Trevor, which led to her founding Trevor’s Girls Who Code club. Her favorite project was a Coronavirus Tracker that she created for her 10th-grade programming final; she used data visualization tools and live COVID-19 data, which led to a relevant and meaningful project that has real-world use.
Though she heavily leans toward the STEM world, Gina appreciates that Trevor has encouraged open-mindedness, specifically with the opportunity to express herself through dance. For all four years, she has participated in Choreolab, Trevor’s student-choreographed dance performances.
Gina’s favorite Trevor memory was her 10th-grade trip to Washington DC, where she saw true unity between returning and new students; they bonded through community service, museum exploration, and fun at the zoo. She feels that Trevor’s most unique quality is its community. Roles such as peer leadership, buddies, and advisors are in place specifically to support students’ various needs (social, personal, and academic). Gina’s great relationship with all of her advisors have given her the reassurance to know that there is always an adult available if she needs help. (Even as a senior, she still regularly meets with her 9th-grade advisor.)
Gina sees herself in the medical field from both a chemical and computer science perspective; she hopes to pursue both in college. During Bridge, a time for seniors to explore their passions at the end of their senior year, Gina is looking forward to gaining real-world experience in medicine, when she shadows a gastroenterologist. #MeetGina