Hailing from New Jersey, Gianna Maita is a student in Georgetown College (class of 2015), majoring in Justice and Peace Studies with a concentration in Social Development and a minor in Arabic. During summer 2014 she conducted interviews at the Central American University in Nicaragua as part of the Education and Social Justice Project through the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice, Teaching and Service. Gianna is also a co-chair for Homeless Outreach Programs and Education, a student organization at Georgetown University, and she works for the Program on Justice and Peace as a program assistant. She is particularly interested in homelessness, social cohesion, peace education, and gender issues. During the spring 2014 semester, Gianna studied sustainability and community in Stellenbosch, South Africa.