As the Senior Associate for Immersion Learning Programs, Gina Collignon develops and supports immersion learning travel programs that connect participants to activists and change-makers in new environments so that participants can leave inspired to join related social justice campaigns in their home communities.
Over the last decade, Collignon has worked to understand how experiential education and facilitated travel experiences can most effectively be used to empower individuals and communities to deeply engage with spirituality, justice, and self-development. Prior to joining UUCSJ, she spent several years leading U.S. teenagers on semester-long trips in South America with Where There Be Dragons. She was also the inaugural on-site director for the Princeton Bridge Year Program in Bolivia (a nine-month service gap year program). She served with the Peace Corps for three years in Bolivia and Ecuador.
Collignon’s love of community and interconnection first manifested as a deep desire to understand our natural world. She has a Bachelors degree in Biology from Reed College and a joint Masters in Environment and Resources and Agronomy from the University of Wisconsin—Madison
Collignon may be contacted at gcollignon [@] uucsj.org and 617-301-4305.