A Day with a GA – Abby Giordano

Abby Giordano is the GA for our series A Day with a GA this week! Abby is a second year student in the M.A. English program. She works in the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. What does she do on the job? Keep reading to find out!


Name: Abby Giordano

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Graduate Program/Year: English MA, Second Year

Previous Education (Undergrad and/or Grad): BA in English with a concentration in Lit

Office or Department you work for: The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

What are your assistantship responsibilities? I am responsible for our social media outreach. I also meet and correspond with students regarding award applications, specifically answering questions they may have about certain components of their applications. Otherwise, I pretty much assist Dr. Collins-Frohlich in whatever way she needs!

What do you like most about your position? I enjoy working with Dr. Collins-Frohlich a lot! I have learned a lot of transferable skills in my position and feel that the knowledge I have gained is going to be applicable in my post-grad life.

What question do you get asked most and what’s your typical answer? Students always ask where they should start and I always tell them to start by making an appointment with our office!

What’s your favorite location on campus and why? I enjoy Rivers Green, especially when it’s not too hot.

What personal and/or professional accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting into grad school! I am really proud of receiving the Simon F. Gallagher Fellowship.

Name a creative work (book, movie, performance, etc.) you enjoyed recently and why. I am currently watching a Korean Drama called Eve that I am really enjoying! It’s a really compelling revenge drama with lots of twists and turns.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Charleston? I love going on walks to and by the Battery with my friends.

Favorite Restaurant in Charleston. I LOVE Hanks.

Describe your perfect day. Any day that’s rainy and with lots of books around.

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