Something About Me…

I am a PhD Student in Security Studies at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida and a committed social scientist involved in policy-making. I am specialized in humanitarian affairs and I am actually researching on how to strengthen civil-military humanitarian coordination when responding to natural disasters, complex and system-wide L3 emergencies. My regions of expertise are Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

I am committed in sensitizing youths to global affairs and I am a proud member of the National Model United Nations. After a first experience as UNESCO Assistant Director in 2017, the promotion from FAO Assistant Director to ITU Director in 2018, I served 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, I have also been appointed as an Ambassador at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for my commitment in supporting foreign companies, women and minorities-owned businesses. 

As a GIS evangelist, in collaboration with UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management and Culture, the Unesco World Water Assessment Programme, ESRI Italia, and Universita’ per Stranieri di Perugia, I worked as a staff member for the first Italian GIS crowdmapping workshop. Under the patronage of UNESCO, I also worked with the team that elaborated the first GIS digital map of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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