President: Christina Giordano

Media Credit: Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

Junior Christina Giordano is running for Student Association president. Giordano said her experience studying abroad showed her the importance of creating connections between students and alumni.

Year: Junior
Major: Business administration and international business and marketing
Hometown: High Ridge, N.J.
Clubs/activities: Alpha Delta Pi member, Student Satisfaction Committee member, GW Alternative Break member, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service leader, Freshman Day of Service leader, School of Business First-Year Development Program member, GW Camp Kesem counselor, Capitol Advertising team member
Previous SA experience: Freshman Advisory Council member, School of Business senator
If not GW, where would you go to school?: Another school in D.C.
Dream job: CEO of a multinational nonprofit
Dream Commencement speaker: President Barack Obama
Carvings or Gallery fries?: Gallery
What does your Tinder bio say?: “Coffee addict, adventure-seeker, D.C.-lover”
Who deserved the Oscar more ‒ Leo or the Bear?: I’m going to say Leo. He’s beautiful and talented.

Many students might say studying abroad exposed them to another part of the world, but when Student Association presidential candidate Christina Giordano studied in Paris, she discovered a side of GW she left behind.

After the November terrorist attacks in the city left her unnerved, Giordano said she met up with an alumna in France who reminded her of home at GW. She said all students should feel comfortable enough to reach out to alumni, and she has made connecting students to alumni one of her main campaign planks.

“It was very nice to be able to turn to someone in your community during such a difficult time,” she said.

She plans to make the Career Adviser Network, run through the Alumni Association, more user-friendly and to facilitate meetups using Google Doc forms so students can meet local alumni working in their chosen fields.

She added that she also wants to see the newly introduced fall break continue into the future as part of her personal philosophy that “the SA leader’s job should leave a legacy at GW”.

Giordano pointed to the summer after her freshman year, when she served as a member of the visitor’s information center, as one of the key influences on her platform. She said during this time, she was able to go behind the scenes and learn more about what it meant to be at GW from the perspective of a staffer in the admissions office.

“It was such a great experience,” she said. “It was such a great group of people, and we all came from different communities, and we were able to get the chance to explore D.C.”

Giordano said she believes being SA president will be the perfect way to contribute to the GW community.

“This wasn’t something that I had been planning about since I was a freshman, but it was something that I feel I can make an impact with,” she said.

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