Gina was born and raised in South Korea where she attended the prestigious Yewon School of Arts in Seoul. At the age of 15, she and her family emigrated to the United States. After winning a piano competition, Gina won a full scholarship to the University of Illinois, where she earned a degree in Classical Music with a minor in Business. She has worked as a medical administrator/manager and is a co-founder of the ALS Research Fund.
Gina is actively involved in numerous philanthropic causes, specifically those which support medical and humanitarian endeavors. Growing up in South Korea, she witnessed cultural, economic, and gender inequality firsthand. As Leslie Sacks’s widow, she intends to carry on his legacy as the successor chair of the board of Women’s Voices Now, and to continue his fight for the equal rights of all women. She oversees and advises on all aspects of WVN’s projects, networking, and fundraising.