Gina M. Estrada Danley has been a teacher of gifted and talented students since 1997. She taught junior high English for 11 years and has served as district GATE resource teacher in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District for 4 years. Having had her own life powerfully impacted by participation in the Future Leaders camp at age 13, she has since been the assistant co-director for the Future Leaders annual summer retreat, dedicated to empowering young Latino/Chicano students to fulfill their leadership potential. A strong advocate for gifted education, Gina is proactive with the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). She facilitated the local regional affiliate’s Best Practices Workshop for educators and parents of gifted and talented students. She has also been a presenter at CAG’s annual conference, where she has shared best practices on reaching high-performing Hispanic students.