- Master of Science in Project Management, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
After graduating from the University of Wisconwin-Madison, Gavin worked for a government research nonprofit and since obtaining her master's degree has worked for a variety of nonprofits in various roles. Currently, she is an advisor for the Master of Science in Project Management program at the University of Wisconwin-Platteville.
Besides being active with family and friends, Gavin also is an avid volunteer for the UW-Platteville Alumni Association and Platteville Area Optimist Club.