Ginny has spent 15 years as a facilitator, communicator, and convener, dedicated to amplifying the voices of ordinary people, especially those most marginalized, in the decisions and institutions that affect their lives. Most recently, Ginny spent seven years at the Participatory Budgeting Project working with government agencies and grassroots organizations across the U.S. to launch and run democratic processes that give communities direct decision-making power over public funds. Prior to joining PBP, Ginny worked as a community organizer with the grassroots New York organization Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), a researcher with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in the Bay Area, and an AmericorpsVISTA associate with Fifth Avenue Committee, a community development corporation in Brooklyn. She has collaborated with a wide range of organizations, from LA’s Strategic Actions for a Just Economy to the Federal Transportation Administration, to engage grassroots communities on issues such as affordable housing, workforce development, early childhood education policy, immigrants rights, transportation equity, and racial and gender justice. Ginny completed her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at UCLA, with a focus on community development and housing. She has a background in community media and has reported news for National Public Radio and the Pacifica Network.