- B.A., Allegheny College, Psychology and Secondary Education
- M.A., University of Southern Maine, Adult and Higher Education
Unfortunately, Gail's undergraduate college did not have a TRIO Student Support Services program, although she was eligible and would have benefited from the assistance. As a first generation, income eligible student, she felt like visitor in a foreign land at the small, private liberal arts college. Fortunately, there were many kind faculty and staff that helped her get her bearings. One of the reasons she enjoys and feels called to partnering with students here at USM, is to pay it forward to other students to have a positive experience and successfully graduate!