Welcome to another episode of Resilient Minds 365 where we discuss the resilient stories of entrepreneurs, professionals and students with mental illnesses to encourage you to strive, thrive, and live in abundance. I’m your host Cleoni Crawford. This week we have Gina Dobson with us.
Born and raised in the beautiful State of New York, Gina Dobson is the youngest of three girls. Her father and mother knew Gina was her “own person” and allowed her to develop her talents without stifle. Described by the masses as being “eccentric and beating to her own drum” Gina knew that it would be a matter of time before she would engage the world platform for something great. Her gift and passion for singing became a way for her to connect to her true calling. It was during her time spent in Rochester, that she was availed the opportunities to hone into her craft. Gina grew up in Church and sang in a gospel choir since the age of five. Her love for music continued in Church and then to community choirs. Gina was a choral member of the production: Porgy and Bess. Her Christian roots were cultivated at a local Baptist Church back East and provided her many opportunities; one of which was to become a principle soloist with the “Psalms of Praise” Young Adults Gospel Choir.
Gina attended Johnson C. Smith University, a Historical Black College in Charlotte, North Carolina, obtaining a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts. Soon after graduation, she realized that her passion was advocating for children using her skills taught through her academic training. She began graduate school at Roberts Wesleyan College and received a Masters of Arts in Education. Gina’s leading of Jesus Christ led her to the completion of the Master’s of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, along with completed work towards said degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Her third Masters degree was completed in 2018 obtaining a Masters of Science in Educational Administration at National University in San Diego, California.
Gina is a Christian, actor ,filmmaker, singer, activist and educator. She loves Jesus Christ with ALL of her mind, body, soul and spirit. She is led of His Spirit to complete her assignment lent to the earth. Her motto is “Two Roads diverged in the woods; I took the one less traveled and that has made all of the difference.” (Robert Frost)
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