HUB Student Spotlight: Giuliana Conti, GPSS 2017-18 Secretary

Giuliana Conti

Giuliana Conti

1. What is your role? What is your favorite thing about your role?
I was elected Secretary of GPSS for this academic school year and while there are a myriad of responsibilities under my purview, my favorite part of being Secretary is working toward enhancing and advocating for diversity within our organization and graduate and professional students at UW.

2. What has been your favorite memory in the HUB?
My favorite memory so far is not really a particular event, more like the energy that fills a room when small or large groups of people gather for a common goal. I feel this in our office when a lot of our staff, officers, exec members, and graduate students are hanging out and working together; and I feel it during Senate meetings when representatives of over 50 departments meet to make collective decisions that better our experiences on campus. We are lucky to have the space for these gatherings to be realized.

3. If you had to eat a single food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, easy. Pasta. Or any bread product, really. I grew up with my dad’s Italian cooking so I’ve basically already satisfied the “rest of my life” goal since I continue to eat bread and pasta regularly!

4. What is your dream job?
My dream job would be an environment where I’m surrounded by like-minded, public service-oriented people that advocate for the advancement of education, especially music education. I think academia is a special place filled with intelligent, intellectual, passionate, over-achievers with an immense capacity and drive for change; I would love to stay as close to academia as I can, with maybe a side of policy reform and/or elementary teaching.

5. Do you have any Husky game day traditions? If so, what?
Yeah, so I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I’m not much of a sports person…I am however in the arts, so music performances tend to be my jam. For these I usually call/text whoever I can think of to rally them into joining me, and then going out for drinks after the performance to celebrate. I totally support people’s love of sports, but I also encourage everyone to check their local concert listings!