Class of 2018 Valedictorian Giulianna Crivello
Majors: Entrepreneurship, Finance and Economics
Originally from San Diego, Crivello often visited Lake Tahoe with her family as a child but never knew there was a college in Incline Village. She discovered SNC after completing her 12th college application during her senior year of high school. Giulianna, otherwise known as “G,” felt out of place amongst all the large public universities. When she finally visited SNC she felt instantly at home. She also wanted to ski, and experience a real winter.
Her journey at SNC has gone beyond anything she could have imagined. Taking a risk on a smaller school allowed Crivello to develop amazing relationships with her professors. She become an active member of the honors program, worked as an analyst at a local private equity firm, and interned for Sierra Innovations and the Sierra Angels. She was the Director of Public Relations for the Student Government Association, ran for the SNC cross-country team, mentored incoming freshman, and studied abroad in Cork, Ireland. All while completing her entrepreneurship and finance/economics degrees in three and half years.
Crivello took full advantage of the many opportunities the Tahoe area has to offer. She went hiking and backpacking, and rode the Tour de Tahoe as a member of SNC’s Team Eagle. The inspiration of the surrounding community helped her lead team LIMIT to 1st place in the Sierra Nevada College Pitch Competition, SNC President’s Cup Business Plan Competition, the Undergraduate D.W. Reynolds Nevada Governor’s Cup, Lt. Governor’s Award for most Sustainable Business and the D.W. Reynolds Tri-State Competition. At SNC, Crivello found close friendships, amazing mentors, a lot of hard work, plentiful adventures, and limitless opportunities. And she says that “there are still no words to explain what attending SNC meant, and still means, to me”.