As a Makerspace Education Associate, Gia brings her love of working with the youth and her design/artist passions to The Possible Project. Gia graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BA Industrial/Product Design and Sculpture. Gia’s knowledge and experience comes from working for retail companies as an Industrial designer where she designed/ constructed product and worked on brand development. Her background in youth development began when she worked as a tutor in her hometown’s local library in Stoughton. She then went on to working with local Boston programs such as SPARC! the art mobile – where she facilitated art and designed based projects with the youth from surrounding communities and worked as a mentor and teacher at Artward Bound – a 4 year college access program for students who are underserved in terms of access to the arts and financial need with the intent to pursue a career in the art and design fields. Apart from teaching and learning from her students, Gia enjoys being around creative minds, explaining where her birth name ‘Phernegize’ (pronounced frienn-geez) comes from, impromptu slam poetry outings, oldie but goodie comics, and an occasional Bova’s Bakery cannoli.