Hey, there!

I am Giannina (juh-nee-na): (1) Researcher and advocate focused on women's health and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities. (2) A lifelong learner and sharer of knowledge. (3) A social justice warrior.Β 

If your liberation is bound with mine, let's connect!



Work & Education

  • During/After Graduate School

    ✍🏼 Editor-in-Chief @ Mochi Magazine
    πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« Research & Administrative Intern @ Abilitypath
    πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸΌ Maternal Health Program Associate @ AMCHP
    πŸ’» Digital Content Creator @ 12M Recruiting & Ed Tech Recruiting
    πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»Teaching Assistant / Zoom Facilitator @ PBLWorks (Buck Institute for Education)

  • Master's from University of Toronto

    Graduate Student & Teaching Assistant
    ● Collaborative specialization in Women's Health
    ● Expertise in critical race theory; diversity, equity, and inclusion pedagogy; applied social justice and community-engaged research; disability studies

  • Between School

    πŸ–‹ Writing Intern @ The Phi Beta Kappa Society
    πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬ Research Assistant @ UCSF Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab
    🍱 Server/Hostess @ Yayoi
    πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ Client Relations @ The Barre Code

  • Bachelor's from Santa Clara University

    ● Majored in English, Classics, and Women's & Gender Studies
    ● Minored in Public Health Sciences, History, and Retail Marketing/Management
    ● summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and president of Alpha Sigma Nu and Sigma Tau Delta
    ● Women's tennis team captain
    ● Santa Clara Review Nonfiction Editor
    ● presented with Student Life Award

  • Prior/During Undergrad

    πŸ– Nonfiction Editor @ The Santa Clara Review
    πŸ“ Editorial Intern @ Santa Clara Magazine
    πŸ’» Webmaster and Copyeditor @ The Society for Philosophy and Technology
    πŸ₯§ Merchandising Intern @ Williams Sonoma
    🧁 Shift Supervisor @ Sprinkles Cupcakes
    πŸ€“ IT Intern @ Burr Pilger Mayer


  • Research

  • Systems Thinking

  • Marketing & Communications

The Latest

Laya DeLeon Hayes of β€œThe Equalizer”: On Representation and Racial Identity

“We are seeing so many Black women, or biracial women like Kamala Harris, who are really leading a movement, and representing for all women of color out here. Black women have been equalizing for such a long time that it is only right that we represent that on TV.” It’s a poignant observation coming from 16-year-old actor Laya DeLeon Hayes

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Assessing the Impact of a Patient Navigator Intervention Program for Vietnamese-American Women with Abnormal Mammograms

Breast cancer incidence among Asian Americans increased at a rate of 1.8% per year from 2014-2018, while the general population’s incidence rate remained stable. Vietnamese-American women have been found to have the longest follow up time after an abnormal mammogram. This study assesses the impact of a patient navigator program on psychosocial outcomes of Vietnamese American women.

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