Born and raised in Manhattan, the 24-year-old is a New Yorker through and through! She attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and would later enroll in the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, and later decided to take her talents out west to USC where she graduated Cum Laude with a BFA. After graduation, Gigi wasn’t quite done and continued her studies by pursuing a M.S. in Innovation Design, Business & Technology from USC’s Iovine and Young Academy.
When she was just 11 years old, Gigi was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, that leaves her very susceptible to injury and forced to navigate daily life in chronic pain. She has used her chronic illness as fuel for her passion for advocacy. Along with chronic illness advocacy, Gigi is also extremely passionate about mental health and body image as it intersects with social media. Having suffered from both in her teenage years, she strives to be a role model for the next generation, speaking directly to them via social media, podcasts, as well as numerous panels at colleges, high schools, major companies and multiple nonprofits organizations.
Though Gigi is a very busy girl, she always makes time for her friends & family, which includes her 15-year-old dog, Zoey! She also enjoys nature walks, photography & production, water aerobics, and is a total foodie!