Gillian was born and raised on Long Island, NY. In her experience, family and food are synonymous, and because of this, she has decided that food is one of her love languages. A few of her favorite memories are helping her grandfather harvest fruits and vegetables from his backyard, searching Chinatown for the best soup dumplings with her grandmother, and kneading bread over Facetime with her mom and sister during the pandemic. Her curiosity to explore and learn has taken her on many adventures, from volunteering on an olive farm in northern California to working in public land conservation through AmeriCorps in Utah and pursuing a degree in Horticulture and Forestry in Texas. Gillian was over the moon to find a small mission-driven B Corp, like Curio, where she could merge her passion for agriculture, natural resource conservation, and cooking. Right now, she is obsessed with Curio’s signature Da Lat blend; you can catch her sprinkling it on her coffee ice cream, in her coffee, or on a banana peanut butter and honey sandwich.