Student Spotlight: Anthony Sanchilli

Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to Pittsburgh at the age of 10. In the spring of 2020 I received my undergraduate degree in business management from Duquesne University. During my time at Duquesne, I was involved in clubs such as Phi Beta Lambda. I also had the opportunity to work on projects with Sustainable Pittsburgh and Kenco Construction Inc. These projects included creating a project structure, budgeting, marketing plans, and implementation strategies to roll out the project deliverables. 

My work with Sustainable Pittsburgh broadened my perspective and taught me the importance of sustainable business practices. When I learned Duquesne offered an MBA in sustainability I knew that I wanted to be a part of the program. I plan to use the knowledge and expertise gained from this program to offer a dynamic, sustainable approach to conducting business in order to preserve the relationship between business and environment.

What is one of your favorite things to do in Pittsburgh?
One of my favorite things to do in Pittsburgh is go to Penguins games. I grew up playing hockey and pretty much idolized Sidney Crosby as a kid, and the atmosphere at Penguins games is amazing. 

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
If you could turn parallel parking into an Olympic sport, I believe I could win a gold medal. Living in Pittsburgh has transformed me into an exceptional parallel parker.

What is the best way to start the day?
Waking up early and enjoying a cup of coffee with a giant breakfast, in my opinion, is the best way to start the day. If weather permits, having your breakfast outside is a nice upgrade.

Where would you spend all of your time if you could?
Without hesitation, I would spend the rest of my days golfing in a warm climate. 

Who inspires you to be better?
The hard work, and selflessness I see in my parents motivates me to be the best version of myself every day.