Gina Giumarra MacArthur has had a long-standing interest in women’s studies and social change. She has focused particularly on changing roles of women, dual career families, and the resulting changes in child rearing practices. She received a B.A. from Stanford in Anthropology. She was a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship recipient for interdisciplinary doctoral studies focusing on early childhood development from the perspectives of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology and Education at the University of California at Los Angeles. She completed a J.D. at the University of Southern California and practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and has served on non-profit and private boards. She is a member of the Advocacy Council of the Citizens’ Committee for Children in New York City, which involves coordinating efforts on behalf of New York City children, youth and families, in the area of policy, public affairs, and legislative advocacy. Gina is the founder of the MacArthur Family Charitable Foundation, which focuses on social change, children’s advocacy, and building new paradigms for leadership in the lives of girls and boys.