As guest artist of the American Embassy, Gina Loring has performed her music and poetry in Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, and Tunisia. She holds a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry and she is an adjunct professor in the Los Angeles community college school district. She also volunteers with Inside Out Writers, working with incarcerated teens.