Sara Belligoni is an upcoming PhD Student in Security Studies at University of Central Florida in Orlando. Specialized in humanitarian affairs, she is researching on civil-military cooperation in case of humanitarian emergencies, implementation of technologies for crisis assessment, and resilience to disasters. She is focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Committed to sensitize youths to global affairs, she is a proud member of the National Model United Nations. After a first experience as UNESCO Assistant Director during the NNMUN-NY 2017, the promotion from FAO Assistant Director to ITU Director at the NMUN-NY 2018, she will serve as WFP Director at the NMUN-NY 2019.

While participating in the Exchange Visitor Program of the U.S. Department of State serving a women-owned international company as a Senior Business Analyst, she has also been appointed as an Ambassador at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for its commitment in supporting foreign companies and women-owned businesses. 

Born and raised in Rome, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science for the Cooperation and Development and a Master’s Degree with Honours in International Relations – Peace, War and Security, both at Università degli Studi Roma Tre. She firstly moved to the United States in 2015 where she studied at the New York University obtaining with excellent results the Certificate in Global Affairs from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.