Gemma is a Public Health Nutritionist, was on the Design Committee for RIFPC and served as its first Chair. She created the first mobile market program in RI and evaluated its effectiveness through randomized controlled trials with Dr. Kim Gans at Brown University. She also served as SNAP Outreach Coordinator at URI’s Feinstein Center for a Hunger-Free America. She has also worked as an Evaluation Consultant for RIFPC.