Gina Breci is an outpatient chemical health intern at Vinland’s site in Minneapolis. She is currently working towards her Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) certificate from Century College. She will graduate from the program in December.
Why are you interested in your field of study?
I went through recovery myself and also worked in human services for a few years. I love working with people and want to give back to the people that helped me. I want to pass along the information, caring, and compassion given to me when I went through treatment. I find the work rewarding and like being able to give back, especially since I understand where people are coming from since I went through this process myself.
Why were you interested in an internship at Vinland?
I worked with people with disabilities before at RISE and group homes. I have always gravitated towards the field and was excited when I learned about Vinland’s program, especially since it fit in with my past experience.
What are your goals after graduation?
I want to land my first LADC job!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read – I’m a library fanatic! I also love walking with my dog and going on nature walks.
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been?
London because you’re never done seeing it since there’s so much to do.
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you meet?
What is your spirit animal?
A turtle – they’re slow but steady
What is your favorite book, movie, and/or TV show?
TV show – Simpsons (I collect the seasons)
Books – anything by Jodi Picoult
What song best describes your life?
“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash – it is a great recovery song and I like being able to live without chemicals