Gina Dettmer met Yvette while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, where she taught secondary school math. Yvette taught English at a secondary school in the same community. They started working to make education and healthcare more accessible to women and children in Yvette's village and have been working together ever since, founding Bright Minds in 2018. As Outreach Coordinator, Gina gets to collaborate with all the incredible individuals, organizations, and schools that support Bright Minds.  She loves how Bright Minds provides her with the opportunity to meet the most amazing people, and she is grateful to be part of meaningful change in the world. When Gina is not working with Bright Minds, she enjoys swimming, running in Redwood Regional Park, and backpacking.  She teaches yoga classes on zoom and in Dimond Park in Oakland and coordinates a weekly writing workshop for writers in the Bay Area.