Born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Gino Nuzzolillo is a rising junior at Duke University studying History and Human Rights. Gino is particularly interested in community organizing, mass incarceration, affordable housing, and environmental justice. On campus he organizes around economic justice, working with organizations in Durham and at Duke on issues such as a living wage and Ban the Box. He also helped found a group of students called “People’s State of the University” to pressure Duke University on implementing 12 demands ranging from a living wage for all employees to hiring more diverse faculty. He also conducts research on gentrification in Durham and wastewater infrastructure in rural Alabama. After Duke, Gino plans to attend law school and work as a civil rights lawyer.
Updated May 2018