Dr. Gina Gayle (she/her) is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. She is also a photojournalist, educator, and researcher who earned her doctorate in Mass Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with research interests in visual media credibility, innovation, new technologies, the future of photojournalism, community news startups along with digital media and journalism entrepreneurship. She has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships to support projects such as her Zulu: Leading the Way Home project, about the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; the Picture Me project, telling the stories of children in foster care waiting for their forever families in Mississippi; The Black on Black Love Project, and the one closest to her heart, the autoethnographic and multimedia project that involves the photography collection of her late father, Mr. James F. Gayle, the first Black photographer at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.