Candidate Bio – Gianna Filiaci

Name: Gianna Filiaci


Freshman (class of 2018), English Major, Theatre Minor, Adolescent Education Certification, Honors Program

What campus activities or organizations are you involved in?

Psych Club, Womens’ Health Club, Theatre Department (work study)

Do you have prior experience as an official?

Co-President of Drama Club senior year, Vice President of my class sophomore year, leader in the Youth Group at Saint John of Rochester

Position Running For: Senator for Nazareth Commuter Association

Why are you running for this position?

I mostly want to be connected to Nazareth and its students. Commuters and Residents. I think this would be a great way to get involved.

What do you hope to accomplish at this position during the 2015/2016 year?

I hope to get more commuters involved with NCA and Naz. I hope to increase awareness of commuters and build respect for them too.

If you could improve anything on campus, regardless of what it would take, what would it be and why?

I would make conditions in the parking lots more driver-friendly (keeping them clear and people driving more respectfully). I would also make sure that professors had more respect for commuter students. I would do these because these are two of the biggest challenges I have as a commuter.

What is your favorite and least favorite thing about college? Explain:

Favorite thing- Growing as an independent individual.

Least favorite thing- Not feeling as connected as I could be to Naz.

Why do you think it’s important for students to participate in the UA or other campus activities?

It is important because it helps a student to feel connected to their school. It is also a great way to meet new people who have similar interests as you and possibly make new friends!

Are there any new initiatives or programs you are looking to introduce?

More commuter oriented activities on campus. More things to do in the commuter lounge.

Chinese take out or tacos?

Chinese all the way!

What song best describes you?

“You Found Me” by The Fray.

If you had to pick two celebrities to be your parents, who would they be and why?

Jessica Lange because she is the Queen of American Horror Story, and David Bowie because he is fierce and talented.

What word do you use too often?

“yes’m” (I began saying it as a joke before a trip to Ohio…and I just never stopped)

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