Gina Scott graduated from the University of New England in Biddeford, ME with a Bachelor's in Marine Biology and a Professional Science Master's in Ocean Food Systems, the latter concerning the importance of considering relationships between the marine environment, marine researchers, and various stakeholders involved with the seafood industry. Her Master's thesis, which can be found here, explores the feasibility and benefits of using excess waste wood from Maine sawmills to produce yeast that can then be used as a substitute for environmentally impactful proteins used in feed for farmed salmon, such as fishmeal and soy. An article about her thesis, titled "How Maine's logging industry could boost fish farms," was published in the Bangor Daily News. After graduating, Gina worked as an At-Sea Monitor out of Gloucester, MA for A.I.S. Inc. for one year, gathering data while out on commercial fishing vessels concerning types, amounts, and lengths of discards and bycatch. Gina currently works out of the Narragansett, RI NOAA Lab as a Longfin Squid Biological Technician for the Squid Biological Sampling (SQUIBS) Program, measuring and dissecting squid to obtain information on spatial and temporal variation in size, age, reproductive stage, genetics, and proportions of males and females among Atlantic Longfin Squid populations.