December 30, 2015

taking a leap

This December 30th, I’m excited to celebrate my “golden” 30th birthday. My life journey has taken me from SHCP Step Team, to UC Berkeley, to directing a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to working in after-school programs in Oakland/SF, to doing outreach & events at a literacy arts nonprofit, to working in Recruiting at Google, to program management & marketing events for Google[x].

As beautiful and comfortable as life can get, my heart is calling. And sometimes it calls you to do something completely different and pulls you out of your comfort zone. So I’m listening, and saying YES. With that said, I’m excited to introduce you to Make it Mariko, my new event production company that I’m officially launching this year! 

And if that weren’t enough, I’m fortunate to be partnering with my cousin and amazing friend, Junalene Demavivas, to launch a new community venture which we’re naming Endeavors Collective, in honor of our inspirational grandma, Lola Betty. 

Join us in welcoming our new endeavors to the world. It wouldn’t be a celebration without you.

the details

firehouse8when : Wednesday, December 30, 2015
time : 7PM – 11PM
where : Firehouse 8, 1648 Pacific Ave (between Van Ness & Polk), San Francisco, CA

attire : Rock something purple. Why? Because it’s Gina’s favorite color 🙂

*This event is invite-only

the good stuff

  • Purple-inspired cocktails, beer, and wine served up by Bay Area Bartenders
  • Asian-inspired taco bar by the ever-so talented Chef Tim Luym
  • Old school hip hop dance party vibes provided by Endeavors DJs A-Ron Raul NavaltaAnd the Endeavors Band, OGD will be bringing the funk for the dance floor.
  • Floral art displays by Endeavors member, Juna Alinea
  • Dance performance by Endeavors member, Emerson Aquino
  • Raffle prizes from all Endeavors members listed above in addition to other Endeavors members: Warp & West, Monica Lee hair stylings, and more!
  • Hosted by the one and only, Alvin Rosales

3x celebration

The official launch of Make it Mariko


The official launch of Endeavors Collective


A group of established Bay Area creatives dedicated to being bold, living with purpose, and inspiring our community.

Gina’s “golden” 30th Birthday!


This event is invite-only. 


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