Gina Nocera is the Executive Director of the Jared Polis Foundation.
Gina joined the Jared Polis Foundation in 2004 as the Education Program Director. In that position, she spent more than two years working on education issues for the foundation. In May 2006, Gina was promoted to the Executive Director of the foundation. Prior to working with the Jared Polis Foundation, Gina worked at the Colorado Small Schools Initiative (CSSI) at the Colorado Children’s Campaign as their Managing Director. Her focus there included creating a professional network of administrators, educators, and organizations who were interested in high school education reform and working with small high school grantees on creating small, autonomous quality high schools. Gina has also taught both middle and high school English in the Telluride School District and the Boulder Valley School District. Her experience in non-profit organizations includes one year as an Associate Director for the Corporate Conservation Council at the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC.
Gina has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When she’s not working, she’s either running on the foothill trails or running after her 2 year old twin girls.