About Me

I was born in a small town in northern Italy, but I've spent my adult years abroad. I have lived in Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands, and picked up a few language and life skills along the way. I've always been very curious about the world and I found in journalism a way to channel my interest in travel, culture, politics and languages. Today, I'm very passionate about bringing to life stories of how institutions affect average people and marginalised communities.

 

Education

2017 - 2019

DANISH SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND JOURNALISM, DK

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM, NL

  • Built a network of journalists from all over  the world

  • Learned about non-Western perspectives in International Relations

  • Expanded my critical thinking abilities

  • Acquired a rigorous and science-based research method

2012 - 2016

FACHHOCHSCHULE KÖLN, DE
UNIVERSITEIT GENT, BE
UNIVERSITÉ AIX-MARSEILLE, FR

  • Consolidated my French, German and English language skills

  • Learned how to live, work and study in different places and cultures  

 

Interests and specialization

European Affairs, women's issues, LGBTQ+ rights, Middle Eastern

affairs, Brazilian affairs, migrant and refugee rights.

Languages:

Fluent in Italian, English, French and German

Beginner in Spanish and Portuguese.

Travelling:

44 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Skills I am currently learning:

Portuguese.

Data analysis tools (Chartbeat, Google Analytics).

What I am working on now right now:

A project about women and non-binary people from EU countries who had to travel abroad to access abortion care.

 

Where I've Worked and What I've Learned

October 2019 - ongoing

Junior Copy Editor – VICE EMEA

  • Copy-editing following AP style and an internal style guide

  • Adapting translated articles for international audiences

  • Researching and fact-checking

  • Pitching and writing original stories for VICE and VICE World News

  • Analysing content performance

  • Translating from Italian, French and German into English

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Working remotely within a close-knit international team

  • Shared decision-making, horizontal structure

  • Openness to constant feedback

June 2018 - July 2018

News Intern – Deutsche Welle Brussels

  • Researching and producing video content

  • Writing articles

  • Conducting interviews

  • Assisting TV production at the NATO summit, at the European Council summit and at World Cup events.

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Time management

  • Confident and professional in-person presentation

  • Expanding my knowledge of the EU institutions

2018 - 2019

Freelance Writer and Translator
Café Babel

  • Translating articles from French and Italian into English

  • Writing original content relevant to young European readers

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Working independently and managing time 

  • Storytelling

January 2015 - January 2018

Freelance Translator EN, FR, IT, DE - Fiverr

Translating catalogues, apps, websites, ebooks and social media posts from Italian, French and German into English and from French, German and English into Italian

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Working independently and managing time 

  • Setting rates 

September 2016 - September 2017

#Media4EU Coordinator - EURACTIV

  • Assisting the project's management

  • Managing social media and a blog

  • Coordinating meetings with MEPs

  • Transcribing interviews

  • Writing articles and reports 

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Working in an international newsroom

  • Collaborating with different departments within the company

  • Problem-solving

  • Learning about EU institutions

April 2016 - July 2016

Communications Intern
European Anti-Poverty Network

  • Coordinating meetings with NGOs

  • Proof-reading and copy-editing reports

  • Organising events and workshops

  • Managing social media and blogs


SOFT SKILLS:

  • Working in an international newsroom

  • Collaborating with different departments within the company

  • Problem-solving

  • Learning about EU institutions

 

Workshops and Other Projects

April 2019

First Draft Fact-Checking Course

Basic training in recognising misinformation and using online tools
to verify images and geolocation.

April 2019

Copy editor and contributor for the event's online magazine.

International Journalism Festival (IJF) Volunteer

February 2019

Correctiv Fact-Checking Course

Training (in German) on how to recognise misinformation, verify claims, videos and images, make corrections and write in a nuanced and accurate way.

Autumn 2018

University of Amsterdam course on Python basics, data scraping and visualisation.

Data Journalism Course

2017 - 2018

Hosting, producing and editing podcast episodes at the Aarhus Student Network Radio (AASSR).

The Old Continent podcast