“I love building relationships and learning from the community. The work that I do at the Foundation allows me to help invest into the communities that have invested in me and help provide that opportunity for others."
Gina Suarez works on the Community Impact team as a relationship manager. In her role, Gina listens and learns from community organizations to inform and form her work toward a more equitable Minnesota.
Gina has a history of working for nonprofits, such as the YWCA Minneapolis and Minnesota Literacy, whose work focused on youth and career development. She believes her background in direct services has prepared her to better represent and advocate for the community. Gina graduated from Minneapolis Community and Technical College with a degree in business management. She is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in Global Studies, with an emphasis in Cultural Production, from the University of Minnesota.
Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at local community gardens, reading non-fiction books, listening to podcasts and gardening.