Meet the Team


Left To Right: Nadjia, Gianna and Ari

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Arianna Nitzel, Ari for short, is a Junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Theatre. She is involved in many clubs on campus, including Masque Theatre, VOX Theatre, Hourglass Experimental Theatre Company, and Alden Voices Choral Group. She is also an Initiated sister of Alpha Gamma Delta – Zeta Zeta Chapter. Ari also works for the theatre on campus, The Little Theatre, as a Facilities Manager.  She loves to work with others and take on new jobs which she does often in the Theatre community. In her spare time she likes to hang out with friends, play with animals and goof around. She hopes to find a career where she can help others and solve problems as a researcher or as a Veterinarian. Ari’s biggest goal in life is to own an animal sanctuary and help exotic animals that have been abused, captured or abandoned with the hopes of releasing them back into the wild.


Gianna Terravecchia is a junior studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in Chemical Engineering. Gianna is very active on campus, participating as a sister of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma – Gamma Iota Chapter and as a member of the Chemical Engineering Professional Society AIChE. She also works as a Student Coordinator for the WPI Tech Girls Program, a Peer Advisor at the Career Development Center (CDC), and as an Intern in the Admissions Office. In her free time, Gianna likes to watch movies, hang out with friends, read, and eat. She also likes hiking and camping with her family in the summer and skiing in the winter. Favorites for Gianna include anything Italian, the color purple, and penguins. Gianna’s dream job would be to work for a company that is dedicated to improving accessibility to clean water around the world.

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Nadjia Edwards is a junior Biomedical Engineering student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute concentrating in tissue engineering. She is not certain what she wants to do in the future, but would love to either work in a lab or be a teacher. She loves getting involved on campus and helping others get involved as well. She is the WPI events chair for her sorority Alpha Xi Delta. She gets members of her chapter excited about events WPI is hosting and helps create teams to participate in those events. Last year Nadjia lead her chapter to Greek Week victory. Nadjia is also a student coordinator for Tech Girls, a program run out of the Office of Multicultural Affairs that helps middle school girls get excited about the STEM field. She helps run programs with the other coordinators and acts as a mentor for the girls that are involved. Most recently Nadjia has become a student ambassador in The Office of The President, where she has the opportunity to help with workshops and other events. In her free time, Nadjia loves to laugh and have a good time with friends or relax at home with Netflix.