Although Gina Holguin spent several years as a member of our lab while doing
her Ph.D., it is absolutely impossible to write a few simple lines by which to
remember her. Gina was a complex, subtle and multi-faceted individual whose
essence is not easily captured. To those who didn't know her, Gina's high pitched
squeaky voice suggested that perhaps Gina might not be a person of substance.
In fact, nothing could have been further from the truth. Gina was a serious,
thoughtful, considerate, ambitious, hard working and self-motivated individual. As
a consequence of growing up in a society that didn't always take women
seriously, Gina worked very hard to make sure that she was taken seriously, as a
scientist and as a person. She made a conscious effort to do things and address
problems that she thought would make a difference in science, in society, in the
world. Gina really was an extraordinary human being. We will all miss her very
much. On the other hand, we were privileged to have known her; she enriched
the lives of all of those who knew her.