Gina Bell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Psychology at AUSB after completing a double major in law and philosophy from Santa Barbara City College. Gina also earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara.
Originally from Delaware, Gina and her family moved to Santa Barbara in 1966 where she and husband, Marty, still reside. Currently working as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern at Santa Barbara City College and with Girls Inc., Gina has volunteered as a mentor for the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and as an advocate for Court Appointed Special Advocates. She is a 7-year survivor of breast cancer and participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, a 60-mile walk to bring awareness to the battle against breast cancer.
“Give us more Gina! She’s the best. Gina made it very safe to share whatever we wanted to; she fosters lively group discussion making sure everyone is heard.”
– Student in Educational Foundations, Winter 2011
“Gina is very engaging and informative. She asks us questions in regards to what we have learned. She is encouraging, supportive and compassionate.”
– Student in Child and Adolescent Development, Winter 2010