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Giovanna Esposito '26 and her cat pillows in her room at Dunne Residence Hall.

Giovanna Esposito '26 and her cat pillows in her room at Dunne Residence Hall.

Humans of Santa Clara: Gigi Esposito ’26

“Having a role model like President Sullivan at Santa Clara is just very encouraging.”

“Having a role model like President Sullivan at Santa Clara is just very encouraging.”

“Studying bioengineering in Silicon Valley was the main draw for me—the engineering school here is really good—and I know there will be opportunities for internships. I’d like to work in technology that focuses on women’s health; I hope to learn more about that. Another reason I wanted to come to Santa Clara was because my middle sister, Alexa Esposito ’24, goes to school here, although she’s studying abroad right now. She’s been having a great experience here, so I thought I’d have a positive experience as well. But she never got to live in a dorm because of COVID. At my Catholic high school in New Milford, Conn., we had a lot of community service opportunities, like different food and clothing drives, and packing lunches for the shelters. I want to get involved in some kind of community service at Santa Clara, too. I like the fact that Jesuit schools focus not just on the care of others, but also self-care, and spirituality. Other interests? I like to dance, all styles, and maybe I’ll join a dance program here. I taught dance over the years to little girls and it was fun to share my passion with younger people. I think it’s great that Santa Clara has a female president. I was president of an all-women’s club at my high school, and it was really empowering. Some college-age women might be less outgoing or less confident in themselves, so having a role model like President Sullivan at Santa Clara is just very encouraging. I went to listen to her welcome address today. She’s inspiring.

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