Geena didn't have a great start in life. She experienced abuse as a child, homelessness at 15, was addicted to drugs, alcohol and spent almost two decades 'mentally imprisoned' working in prostitution. Despite all this, Geena turned around her life to become educated, drug and alcohol free and is now a best-selling author.
Geena studied at Queensland University of Technology where she earned a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Media and Communications. As Geena wrote her memoir, Call Me Sasha, she unearthed a love of writing and then completed a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at University of Technology, Sydney. Geena's now back at university, undergoing a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.​​

Geena is an Ambassador for Youth Housing Project. When Geena was a teenager living on the streets, Youth Housing Project placed her in a home for girls so she only ever has wonderful things to say about the organisation.