Gina Garera

Academic Success Coach
WPU staff member, Gina Garera

Gina Garera has been an academic advisor for over 10 years. She is a Long Island, New York native but earned her degree in Music Business, Marketing and Management from Middle Tennessee State University, where she also earned her Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration.

Garera is passionate about her family, friends, music, seeing new places, and learning new things. In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family, which include her two dogs, Tonka and Tucker. She travels as much as possible and also volunteers as an International Officer with her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi.

“What I love about WPU is how everyone is extremely nice and super helpful.”


  • M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS Music Business, Marketing and Management, Middle Tennessee State University

Activities & Honors


  • Received Eteal Grant ($3,500) for Applied Learning – 2016 & 2017
  • Received UNCW’s “Best Campus Collaboration” FYE Award for International Programs partnership – 2016