Driver Spotlight: Gina

This is Gina.

Gina is an uberX partner slash CPA in training. She’s one of our many driver partners who hits the road between hitting the books. Gina is a full-time student at UIC, and when she’s not busy studying accounting or going out in River North with her friends, she’s behind the wheel getting to know Chicagoans one Uber ride at a time.

We met up with Gina at her favorite restaurant, Carnivale, to get her story. About a year ago, Gina decided to start driving for Uber when she was looking for ways to fund an upcoming Vegas trip. What began as a fling has turned into full-on love.

As she learns to balance books, Gina is mastering balancing school responsibilities with her job – a challenge many college students know all too well. She raves that the flexibility of driving for Uber has allowed her to start saving money at her own pace and to be her own boss.


In addition to the financial freedom that driving has afforded Gina (she’s already paid off her car!), she has had the pleasure of meeting lots of interesting people along the way. As the aspiring career woman Gina is, she is always on the lookout for good LinkedIn contacts! Whether she is earning money to pay for college or meeting potential employers, Gina is loving that Uber is setting her up for her future.

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