Gigi's Story

Gigi connects the digital dots on how technology impacts our lives -- and the changes we can take action on around it.  She explores how tech-imbued living is impacting how we work, live, share, create, and collaborate.  She mixes insights from 9 careers, including corporate banking, media distribution, music performance and marketing, higher education, and teaching technology.  She has raised three young adults who are making their way in this digital world.  She meshes an EdD in educational change/media studies, an MBA, and a USC film degree.

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Her Work

Through her various ventures and adventures, Gigi brings insights, advise, humor, speaking, and learning programs to help groups and individuals thrive in digital water.

We are digital fish, swimming in a big tank that we cannot see well. . . or at all.  Or we are digital sheep, moving from one digital pen to another.  The world and the way we engage in it is dramatically shifting with embedded, perpetual connected technologies.   We have old models and metaphors that we try to fit the new immersive worlds in -- and that creates both stress and new opportunities.

How can we swim differently?  How does our digital water affect how we live, work, share, love, create, collaborate, and plan our lives together?

Her Three Energy Focuses

Gigi runs several ventures/adventures.  She created Maremel in 2001 to have a great place to put her ideas, creations, and projects with partners.  She created alt-NEXT in 2016 as a place to build scale in non-profit vocational training programs in technology and career.  And she launched the UCLA Center for Music Innovation in 2014 with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as a conversation about the dramatic changes in what technology is doing to creation and connected communities that celebrate music and life.

Maremel Institute

Programs that Connect the Digital Dots

Consulting, multimedia publishing, advisory, and educational partnerships for organizations


Education for Next-Generation Careers

STEM career programs for teens through adults, including FIRST Tech Challenge for Southern California

UCLA Center for Music Innovation

Connecting Positive Futures in Tech-Impacted Music Ecosystems

Events, research, and community conversations, based in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Next Steps...

Contact us to discuss possible programs and ideas for the future.