Gary graduated from New York University in 2011 with a B.A. in Social & Cultural Analysis with concentrations in Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies. He worked for a year at Deep Dish TV, an independent media nonprofit, where his duties included social media, training high school interns, and various other logistical tasks. In 2012, he began work as a college advisor, assisting high school students in New York City in planning for their education and careers. He is now an Administrative Aide for Open Arts, where he performs a wide range of duties in support of the program's mission.