Gina Ayala

Director of Public Affairs

Gina Ayala is the Director of Public Affairs for the Orange County Water District. She oversees legislative affairs, communications, community outreach, and education programs for the District, and is also responsible for media and outreach related to the District’s world-renowned Groundwater Replenishment System.

Gina has worked for the District since 2008 as Communications Specialist, Senior Communications Specialist and Principal Communications Specialist. Prior to joining OCWD, she worked at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). There she served as the assistant director of admissions and went on to serve as the associate director of student services. 

Gina holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration and a Master of Arts in communication management from USC. She also earned a certificate in public relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. Gina is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Orange County Chapter.