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Areas of Expertise

Dr. Gilbert is a national thought leader and education innovator and works closely with leaders from other sectors and who are in search of her expertise. In addition to consulting with agencies, non-profit organizations, and school leaders, she also works in the film and entertainment industry to ensure compliance with local, state and Screen Actors Guild requirements that pertain to the education, safety, and welfare of minor actors and entertainers. 

Dr. Gilbert has contracted with a variety of production companies, including Warner Brothers, Netflix, STARZ, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate and Sony Pictures in roles that ranged from Educational Consultant to On-Set Educator and Child Labor Coordinator. She has also served as a consultant and Co-Producer for three independent films.

The Journey

Because of her many contributions to education, Dr. Gilbert has been profiled by magazines such as Rolling Out and Essence and was identified in 2013 by The Root as an Education Class Act. She is a 2007 national recipient of Maybelline’s Beauty of Education Award and was recognized by CNN for her commitment to her students. 

In her local community, Nina has been recognized as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the Secretary of State, the NAACP and Atlanta Business League, who named her as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Atlanta. Dr. Gilbert has also participated in several national educational fellowships including the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship, the 50 State Campaign for Achievement Now (50CAN) and Building Excellent Schools. 

Dr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia, a Master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and a Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania

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"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." 

- Maya Angelou