ANNA CRUCITT grew up working at a gelateria founded in 1999 by her parents Rick and Linda Mercurio. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelors degree in Marketing and Italian. Her love for Italian food and working in the service industry led her to open Mercurio’s Artisan Gelato and Neapolitan Pizza with her siblings in Pittsburgh in 2012. Anna was trained to make Neapolitan pizza by her brothers, Michael and Joe Mercurio, who are both Master Trainers of Neapolitan Pizza. To her, the most fascinating part of making pizza is science behind the dough and its ongoing evolution. In the spring of 2019, she became a Women In Pizza Ambassador. As she has grown in her pizza experience, Anna was recognized with a 2nd place award for her gluten free pizza at the Caputo Cup in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys making pizza and gelato at home with her husband and three little girls ages 7, 4, and 2.