Gina Carroll began writing, blogging and speaking after leaving a large corporate law practice to become a stay at home mom, raising her 5 children. She is now nationally recognized for her coverage of the parenting and family landscape, including; relationships, digital fluency, parenting adolescents and getting into college. She is the author of “24 Things You Can Do with Social Media to Help Get into College” and co-founder of Inspired Wordsmith, a writing, educational and authorship services company. She is a passionate spokesperson and blogger for MomsCleanAirForce.org and the blogging board member for Communities in Schools of Houston. On her sites, Tortured By Teenagers, ThinkActParent.com and ThinkActEat.com, Gina also advocates for literacy, drop-out prevention and the importance of the family meal. She is a graduate of Stanford University and U.C.L.A. Law School.