JMF is excited to introduce our newest staff member, Gino Maley! Gino has been with the Foundation since June of this year, and is our new Communications Associate. Keep reading to learn more about Gino and his role at JMF.
Hello! My name is Angelo Maley, and I go by Gino. My pronouns are he/him/his. I am a Communications Associate here at JMF!
I graduated from Loyola University Chicago, class of 2020, with a degree in English and a minor in Photography. I discovered my passion for Photography on a whim in the middle of my college career. I was spending the summer in Chicago and took a summer class to fill some time. I had a camera from a birthday many years ago, and figured it would be fun to figure out how to use it. It turned out to be the most fun I ever had in college, and I quickly decided to minor in it. Since then I’ve practiced and developed my photography as an art, and I hope to make a career as an artist in the future. I’m very proud of my work!
In my free time, when I’m not working on photography, or my work for JMF, I like to spend my time on video games, movies, TV, and Dungeons and Dragons.
Right now I am working for JMF from home. This has been an interesting experience for me, adjusting to life after college in the working world as well as living on my own, and working from home. It’s a struggle at times to balance it all out, but ultimately I’m grateful for the work I’m doing at JMF and the opportunities I have right now.
My biggest projects since I’ve started at JMF have involved digitizing our content and programs, so that our partners can still access our programming in whatever school environment they may currently be in. We’ve been working hard to get everything ready for those who use our programs, so that our service to them isn’t interrupted. This has involved a lot of video and editing work – skills that I’ve been growing more proficient in as I’ve been working. It’s exciting to work on, and really makes me feel like I’m able to future-proof content for JMF so that anyone, anywhere can access our wonderful programs.
In closing, I’m very excited to be working at JMF. I have a familial connection to the Foundation, as Joseph’s brother, but my excitement and commitment goes beyond just those family ties. I think the work we’re doing here is vital and important, and look forward to seeing how it continues to grow throughout the years.