Gina McGalliard

San Diego, CA USA

Professional Experience

I decided I wanted to be a journalist when I was nineteen and have never looked back! At the end of an internship at a local community newspaper, I was made a paid freelancer at the end of my term--making me a paid reporter before I even graduated from the University of California, San Diego. Since then, I have had my work published in numerous national, online and local publications, and my reporting experiences include touring a homeless shelter, interviewing former juvenile offenders, and even interviewing a famous television personality.


5 Years
5 Years


Arts & Humanities
5 Years
5 Years
Women's Issues
2 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
4 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
4 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Dance Track Magazine (3-5), (1-2), Escondido Magazine (3-5), Spotlight on Recovery, (3-5), Blue Ink Reviews, (6-10), Dance Studio Life (3-5), Empirical Magazine (3-5), San Diego News Room (6-10)

Other Work History

The Guardian, school newspaper of University of California, San Diego

Technical Skills

iMovie, Apple Aperture, iPhoto,

Computer Skills

Word, Pages


MacBook Pro, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DS-2500, Pentax DSLR camera

Work Permits & Visas

Passport updated



American Society of Journalists and Authors Society of Professional Journalists

Work Samples


(Bitch Magazine 2/1/2010)
This article describes an aspect of the little known Christian Patriarchy movement, an extreme sect of Christian fundamentalism that believes that the purpose of women is to serve men. House Proud discusses the trend of "stay-at-home" daughters, who stay home and serve their fathers until marriage.
(Dance Studio Life 8/26/2012)
This article profiles a very unique dance convention, Dance Excellence, which exposes young dancers to the best choreographers and teachers in the business. Also, half of the students hail from outside the U.S. Students also get the opportunity to see professional performances and go to Disneyland.
( 9/25/2012)
Shortly before the 2012 election, I published this article about independent voters on the online publication In interview a scholar and author of a book on independent voters, as well as a representative from an organization for independents.