Gina Terraglio is a junior from Smithtown, New York studying fashion merchandising with a concentration in product development. On campus she is on the executive board for St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn, and is also involved in the Italian American Society.
What made you choose Marist?
The location. I knew I was going for fashion, so it was either going to college in the city or being somewhere far away. Marist was a happy medium.
Do you have any personal, academic, or career goals for the rest of junior year?
Just do well!
Have you had a favorite class?
I have to say Textile Design, what I’m in right now, is really fun, because you get to be creative. It feels like arts and crafts but you’re actually doing something really fun while learning your major.
Who has been your favorite professor?
Richard Kramer; he’s a really fun professor. I took his history of costume and the creative process class. I just loved how frank he was, it was really fun.
Have you had any internships?
I did two internships, both at the same place: Reunited Clothing. It’s a place in New York City; they design for different brands. My first year interning it was interesting because I’ve never had a serious, professional job before, and I needed to get used to the work environment and dynamic, but I learned a lot! This past year when I was back I was lucky enough to intern as a designer, and I learned so many amazing little details that I would have never learned if I wasn’t involved.
What’s your favorite Marist Memory?
My birthday falls on the first day of school every single year, so I’d probably have to go with my first day as a freshman. Just move in day and everything, it was kind of ‘happy 18th birthday, have fun!’ But it was a great birthday present because that day I met my two best friends and started a life here.
What advice do you have for high school juniors and seniors considering Marist?
I would say it’s okay if they don’t know what they want to do when they graduate high school, just follow a path to where they want to be.
Written by Nicole Benedetto '18
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Class of 2019
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York