Gianna Maita graduated from Georgetown College in 2015 with a major in justice and peace studies, 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 was also a co-chair for Homeless Outreach Programs and Education, a student organization at Georgetown University, and she worked for the Program on Justice and Peace as a program assistant. She is particularly interested in homelessness, social cohesion, peace education, and gender issues. Hailing from New Jersey, during the spring 2014 semester Gianna studied sustainability and community in Stellenbosch, South Africa.