Gini became Country Director in Samoa in March 2018. Shas 17 years of international development experience including four years as Director of Programming & Training for Peace Corps Jamaica (where she received a Meritorious Honor Award for initiation and implementation of a “Site Based Training Model”); four years as the Global Program & Training Specialist/Information and Communication Technologies for the Peace Corps Center for Field Assistance & Applied Research; two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Lesotho: 1995-97); five years as Director of Training for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC); and two years with the Academy for Educational Development (AED)/FHI360, an international development consulting firm. Gini established the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program which was recognized by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as a federal government-wide best practice. More recently, Gini served as a Leadership & Career Development Specialist with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency where she established the agency’s Career Development Center, launched an agency-wide mentoring program in collaboration with OPM and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and created a “Women in Leadership” program. Gini also served as the Chief of Field Training with the U.S. Census Bureau.
Gini holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Ohio University and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Penn State. She is a Certified Online Instructor through Walden University. She is certified to administer the Strong Interest Inventory® career assessment; is a Certified Career Power® instructor; and is Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Bronze Level certified.
Gini is accompanied at post by her 14-year-old daughter, Ava.