Gina Carroll is an author, speaker and editor who believes that everyone has a story that matters. Also the author of 24 Things You Can Do with Social Media to Help Get into College, she helps students use their social media to share their best stories and show their highest selves online.
As a partner at Inspired Wordsmith, a writing services business, Gina helps aspiring writers and business professionals get their life stories in print. Her experience spans the legal, corporate and real estate fields. She has worked in large firms and corporations, as well as, small, entrepreneurial start-ups. A longtime freelancer and blogger, she has written 1000s of articles on an exhaustive variety of subject matter, in addition to maintaining her own four blogs. She most treasures helping other authors make their manuscript dreams come true.
Gina was born and raised in Los Angeles, and currently lives with her husband and children in Houston, Texas. The frenetic movement of her large family across the country (relocating, commuting, and traveling for sports and music) resembles Ringling Brothers meets Partridge Family road tour. They have lived on Long Island, New York; San Francisco, Los Angeles and Woodside, California; and Houston, Texas (twice). Four of her children are now in college and beyond, and her youngest child is in boarding school. She is a graduate of Stanford University and UCLA Law School.