Gia Giambalvo began working in the San Diego coffee scene in 2017, filling roles across the café sector, from barista to lead to training and management. In a leadership role, Gia helped to grow a team of remarkable baristas and is proud to have had a hand in each of their individual coffee journeys.
Years behind the coffee bar fed into Gia’s innate interest to always be learning, which pushed her to explore any avenue of coffee she could and eventually led her to this new role at InterAmerican. Gia has joined the InterAmerican San Diego team, focused on Outbound Logistics and Customer Service.
Random fact about me: I have a master’s degree in Italian Renaissance Art History that I researched and defended in Florence, Italy.
My first concert was: Eddie Money at the fairgrounds in my hometown when I was 9 years old. My parents were so cool!
My favorite coffee memory is: Traveling to Costa Rica to attend the first annual Womxn Empowered Coffee Summit hosted by Bean Voyage. It was an experience that shaped my career moving forward and deeply impacted the decision to pursue a position in green coffee.