Geri is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor of Professional Journalism at Stanford University, teaching multimedia and immersive journalism courses in the Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism. Geri was Director of Photography at the San Jose Mercury News from 1993 to 2009. Under Geri’s tenure, the Mercury News won major awards for photo editing and multimedia, sustaining the paper as an innovator in digital visual journalism.
Geri was executive producer of a 2007 national News and Documentary Emmy Award-winning web documentary, “Uprooted.” for the Mercury News. She was a newsroom leader for the coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake awarded a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting for the Mercury News. She also edited the paper’s coverage of California’s recall election, a 2003 Pulitzer finalist in Feature Photography. Geri was a 2004-5 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where she studied multimedia narratives. She is a 2013 inductee to the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
She has served as faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the Missouri Photo Workshop and The Kalish workshop for photo editors.