- Director of Undergraduate and Pre-Professional Advising
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Hometown: Westerville, OH
Interests: Traveling, spending time with my boys (ages 6 and 4), running, poetry, and animal welfare advocacy
Favorite college class: During my senior year at Ohio State, I took a Shakespeare course with Dr. David Frantz. It was amazing! He encouraged us to read excerpts from the plays aloud in class and it really brought the words to life.
DC Favorites: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, Zaytinya, Lincoln Memorial, farmers markets, and veg-friendly brunch spots
Gilda is the Director of Advising for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining the GW community in 2017, she served as the Director of J.D. Programs for the Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to her extensive experience in legal education, Gilda served as Assistant Dean for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Georgetown University where she advised and taught non-traditional undergraduate students. While living in California, Gilda was the Student Services Counselor in the Office of Student Affairs at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Judicial Affairs Officer for the Dean of Student Office at UCLA.
Prior to working in higher education, Gilda served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice. While in law school, Gilda was a legal intern at the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio, and a judicial extern for a federal district court judge. In addition, she was Managing Editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Justice.
Gilda earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University, M.Ed. in Counseling in Student Affairs from UCLA, and her B.A. in English Literature from The Ohio State University.