"I am perpetually impressed by Gianluca's hustle and drive. I met him while he was still in college, but that didn't stop him from actively pursuing a freelance career (and succeeding, with several incredible bylines!). A big part of freelancing is putting yourself out there, and I can see Gianluca does that regularly: making connections with editors and other journalists on social media (which is how we got to know each other), sharing his story, and taking his biggest ideas and running with them. As an editor, I've also had the chance to work with Gianluca on Teen Vogue fashion and entertainment weekend news coverage. He responds to emails quickly, readily takes on assignments, and turns around clean and entertaining copy quickly. He's an absolute pleasure to work with, and I can't wait to see where his writing takes him."

-Emma Sarran Webster,

Contributing Editor at Teen Vogue

"Gianluca performs solid reporting with depth and a human element, is willing to probe niche concerns for a bigger story, and — somewhat ludicrously — is always solid on deadlines. A pinch-hitter and jack of all trades."

-Janet Manley

Deputy Editor at Romper