Student Spotlight: Gage Giunta

Tell us about yourself.

Born in Ft. Lauderdale and raised in Melbourne Beach, I’ve been a Floridian my entire life. From there I ventured to Tampa where I earned a Bachelor’s in General Business Administration with a focus in Management and Marketing. Throughout my undergraduate career I was an Uber driver and an apartment complex maintenance technician while conducting undergraduate research. An internship with the Marine Exploration Center via Clear Labs allowed me to gain professional experience in practicing sustainable business applications through freelanced marketing projects. My education and experience led to an understanding that sustainability oriented business was an appropriate career path. After graduation, I plan to utilize my recognized potential to offer meritable value to our planet and its inhabitants.

What is one of your favorite things to do in Pittsburgh?

Although I haven’t been yet, cheering on the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena has been a dream of mine since I was a lad.

What skill would you like to master? 

We eat every single day. Why waste any opportunity for a culinary masterpiece of sensational flavor on a mediocre excuse of a meal?

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

Last summer, my six-week study abroad trip in Thessaloniki Greece became the best experience of my life so far. From learning to sail to ascending Mt Olympus, every single day was genuinely appreciated.

What is the best way to start the day?

Wake up. Drink coffee. Read. Work out/run. Shower. Eat breakfast. “Begin” the day.

Who inspires you to be better?

The masters of the human race, the individuals that make significant progress in the advancement of our species, and the rare folks who are anything but normal.

My visit to Mt. Olympus.