Biography

I am a PhD Student in Security Studies at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida. I am specialized in humanitarian affairs and emergency management, currently 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.

As a Senior Business Analyst working for a women-owned international company within the Exchange Visitor Program of the U.S. Department of State, I have involved in the vibrant environment of New York City while developing a business-oriented mindset and ability in identifying and negotiating strategic partnerships. Volunteering for the Permanent Mission of Perù to the United Nations has given me a firsthand of the United Nations’ functioning and how bilateral and multilateral agreements are negotiated both in informal and formal settings.

As a GIS evangelist, in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management and Culture, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, ESRI Italia, and Universita’ per Stranieri di Perugia, I worked as a GIS Analyst 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 addressed to identify and assess potential geological risks.

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.