Spirited by her uncle's work with NASA in the early days through NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Ginny's involvement with astronomy and space exploration began in 1995 when she took a continuing education astronomy course at Emory University's Evening at Emory program lead by Georgia Tech Research Institute astronomer Dr. Jim Sowell.
Afterward, she began volunteering her time as an observatory assistant at Fernbank Science Center under the mentorship of astronomer Dr. Richard Williamon. Additionally, she served as an officer with the Atlanta Astronomy Club from 1996-1998. A former astronomy laboratory instructor at Georgia State University, she completed her self-designed interdisciplinary studies program focusing on Planetary Science and Communications in May, 2002.
Ginny is currently completing her M.S. in Geology at Georgia State. Her research focus is on Martian geomorphology.
Professionally, Ginny serves as a GIS Technician/Data Quality Specialist for independent consulting firm in Atlanta.