About Me

Welcome to Studying Life with Gigi!

Hey, there, it’s Gigi.

I am an 20-year-old college junior in Charlottesville, Virginia from Brooklyn, New York. I attend the University of Virginia and I am majoring in Media Production and minoring in Bioethics. Go Hoos! 

Studying Life with Gigi is about living intentionally, my college life, and self improvement. We should all seek to live life according to our values and our priorities instead of living out of fear or the cycle of busyness. My blog offers tips, advice, and commentary on living in accordance to your values that best benefits you!

Fun Facts

I’m 5 ft tall.

My favorite colors are blue, orange, and green in that order.

I’m a tea person. IMG_5681

I love cats.

I’m an avid journaler – the past two years, my New Year’s Resolution was to do it daily and even though I missed a day – one day! – I have gotten to read some incredible memories and feel how past me felt, so I 100% recommend it.

My Travels

I’ve traveled around the United States, places like upstate New York to Ithaca, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, and recently, Indiana.

I’ve also traveled outside the U.S. to Montreal in Canada and to Haiti.

One of my dreams is to travel across the east coast of the United States, and later on, travel to all 50 states.


Books I Love

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Parachute in Charlottesville, VA at the Jefferson Theater. My first concert ever! An absolute blast.

Music I love 

Paramore – I am a fanatic and I will always love them, despite the changing lineup.

The Maine always gets better with every new album.

In 2019, I went to my first concert ever with Parachute – and there I realized I’d been listening to them since 2012!

I also love The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, State Champs, Movements, and Citizen. But I’m always looking for new tunes.

Check out

Paramore’s After Laughter – fun, dance music with sad lyrics.

The Maine’s Lovely Little Lonely – nostalgic vibes with instrumental medleys, utterly introspective.

The Story So Far’s Proper Dose – legitimately the album that got me through the first year of college, about finding peace through the hard times.

Movement’s No Good Left to Give – such a bangin’ album, especially if you love post-hardcore.

Citizen’s Life in Your Glass World – it takes a few listens but it’s such a dance-y emo album.


I started Studying Life with Gigi because I wanted a place to dump out all that I’ve learned and all the things I’m thinking about. I hope to teach a few lessons, so you can gain some knowledge.

I hope you explore Studying Life with Gigi and stick around!

If you want to contact me, my email is studyinglifewithgigi@gmail.com.