Gina Pearson spent 18 years in foster care Gina is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work at Rutgers University where she has achieved an impressive 3.92 GPA. During her time in foster care, Gina experienced multiple different placements including re-entering the system. After graduating from Rutgers in May 2016, she plans to attend law school at Widener University. While pursuing her graduate studies, she also works full time for the Department of Children and Families where she develops and edits policies surrounding the child welfare system. In her busy schedule, Gina finds time to share her educational experiences with youth who are still in foster care, is a mentor for the School of Social Work, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey.