Gina Meeks, assistant editor, graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. She has pursued journalism since she found her passion for writing in eighth grade. Gina was on her high school newspaper all four years, acting as the co-editor-in-chief her senior year. She continued her newspaper experience at ISU’s Daily Vidette, where she was a copy-editor and senior staff reporter. In addition to writing, she also loves to copy-edit, design and take photos. Gina and her husband, Erik, are both from Illinois and moved to Florida in August 2010.