Gigi Varlotta

  • 2017-18 JASE Student

  • Pittsburgh, PA

My whole life, my family has taken long rock climbing road trips to some of the most beautiful wilderness settings in our country, Canada and Costa Rica. So, I grew up constantly exposed to fun adventure in new areas and cool environments. I attend a creative and performing arts school where I major in visual arts. I’m very interested in sustainability, and started my school’s first environmental club. I also feel passionate about social justice and have spent a lot of time involved with issues of racial justice, education, and gender equality. This past summer I lived in Xi’an, China for six weeks and got to visit the Terracotta Warriors! I can’t wait for Antarctica and know that it will be another amazing experience.