Galina Smith (she/her)
HEALTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Galina joined BAGLY in August 2017 as the Health Programs Coordinator. At BAGLY, she works to maximize clinic efficiency and increase access to judgment-free sexual healthcare and education. Galina facilitates clinic operations, patient intake, phlebotomy, risk assessment interviewing, patient harm reduction, and biological sample management. Prior to joining BAGLY, Galina worked for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England as a clinic assistant. There she was routinely involved in direct patient care, including phlebotomy, contraceptive care, and abortion support, counseling, and education. Before her time at Planned Parenthood, Galina was a park ranger for the State of Connecticut.
Galina graduated from Wheaton College with a background in Neuroscience and Women's and Gender Studies. During her time at Wheaton she interned with various research organizations as a research assistant. Galina also held leadership positions in Emerson Feminist Perspectives House and Wheaton Women's Rugby Team. She was awarded the Landmark Leadership Award for Gender Equality by Wheaton College in 2016. Prior to moving to the Boston area, Galina also served on NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut's Political Action Committee. She currently volunteers for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund.
When not working, Galina enjoys gardening, eating unconventional foods, and scheming her way onto a warm beach.