Gigi began her career as an advocate with Maryland Public Interest Research Group where she organized for environmental, public health, and consumer protections. There, she saw firsthand the power and influence of transnational corporations over public health, human rights, democracy, and the environment. “Then I read an article about Corporate Accountability (or Infact, in those days), and the success of the global tobacco treaty,” says Gigi. “For the first time, I realized there was something we could do to rein in corporate power.”
Determined to be part of that precedent-setting work, she joined the organization as water campaign director in 2004 and has directed the organization’s major gifts program, water and tobacco campaigns. Today, she oversees the management of campaigns and operations and plays a key role in building organizational capacity.
Gigi is a mom to “incredible and inspiring young kiddos,” in her words. You can find them spending time in the fresh air outdoors, most likely at the beach.