Meet Gabby Petruzzello ’24

Gabby Petruzzello '24, Central College student ambassador

Gabby Petruzzello ’24

Admission Student Ambassador

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin

Major: Psychology and French

Minor: Sociology

Campus Activities: Co-president of Students Against Sexual Assault, Vice President of Democrats Club, President of Graham Hall Council, French Lab Assistant, Global Café at Geisler Employee, Psychology Club, Students Against Human Trafficking, Alliance of Underrepresented People and Student Orientation Staff Leader

Career Goal: Pursue a Ph.D. in social psychology with emphasis on women, gender and sexuality studies with the hopes of becoming a professor or conducting research for a reproductive health policy institute

What Is Your Most Memorable Experience at Central College Thus Far? My summer research experience has been so much fun! I was able to get a feel for independent scholarship, and it clarified my values/purpose, which made me really excited to continue the psych track.

What Do You Enjoy About Being a Student Ambassador? I love being able to chat with students about their goals and what they hope to achieve at Central. It’s especially meaningful when I meet a fellow social science student or honors student and I can share about all of the great opportunities Central has afforded me.

What Is Your Favorite Thing About Pella/Iowa? Pella feels like a Hallmark town. During the winter holidays, there is a big Christmas tree, sleigh rides around the square and hot chocolate sold on street corners. I also love Tulip Time and being able to see the community come to life while celebrating their Dutch heritage.

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