Giovanna Kiani

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    Kili Class

    2023 Conquering Kili Class


    U.S. Army Veteran


    Tampa, FL

    Giovanna is a former Army Special Operations Recruiter and currently serves as the Recruitment Marketing Director for SkyBridge Tactical. Giovanna understands the factors that make it challenging to transition out of a career in the military, and she has a passion for helping veterans find their place in the civilian workforce, as well as helping to dispel misconceptions about hiring vets.

    Growing up as a military child, Giovanna was raised all over the world and considers herself to be from “everywhere.” She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but spent most of her childhood and teenage years in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland. She enlisted in the Army in 2007 as a graphic illustrator and supported the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade and 4th Psychological Operations Group. In 2010, Giovanna was assigned to the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion where she fell in love with the mission and found her calling as a Special Operations Recruiter.

    Giovanna currently lives in beautiful Tampa, FL and is a self-proclaimed recovering distance runner. Having run over 10 half marathons, 6 marathons, and 2 ultra-marathons, you can now find her on her SUP paddleboard or watching one of Tampa Bay’s three pro teams – GO BUCS, BOLTS, RAYS!

    Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.

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